Scrolling in visualizations

You can swipe/drag to pan and scroll in visualizations and then turn on lasso selection to draw and select.

When working with visualizations, you often need to scroll to find the data you are looking for. Especially on a touch device, the most natural way of scrolling is to swipe. You scroll by swiping to the data that you want to select and then make your selection. When you scroll, draw selection and lasso selection are disabled, so as not to interrupt the scrolling and to avoid making accidental selections. The other selection options are available as usual.

Scatter plot with selections made with lasso selection.

Scatter plot with a lasso selection made.

Using lasso selection with scrolling

When you make a lasso selection, the interaction differs depending on what device you are using.

Touch device interaction

Do the following:

  1. Tap Lasso to turn on lasso selection.

  2. Draw to make a selection.

    You can make consecutive selections.

  3. Confirm the selection.

Use two-finger-swipe if you need to scroll and pan between selections.

Computer (mouse) interaction

Do the following:

  1. Press Shift and draw to make a selection.

    You can make consecutive selections. Lasso selection is turned on for as long as Shift is pressed.

  2. Confirm the selection.

Alternative procedure

Do the following:

  1. Click inside the visualization without making a selection.

    Selection options are displayed at the top of the visualization.

  2. Click Lasso to turn on lasso selection.
  3. Make and confirm the selection.

You can click Lasso to turn lasso selection on and off if you need to scroll and pan between selections.

Visualizations where lasso selection needs to be enabled

In the following visualizations you need to activate lasso selection:

  • Bar chart
  • Box plot
  • Combo chart
  • Distribution plot
  • Line chart
  • Map
  • Pie chart
  • Scatter plot
  • Treemap

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