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Creating a visualization from fields

When you are editing a sheet in an unpublished app, you find charts and fields in the assets panel on the left-hand side. You can use fields to quickly add dimensions and measures to a visualization.

Adding a chart to a sheet

You start creating a visualization by dragging a chart onto a sheet.

  1. Click Edit Edit sheet in the toolbar.

    You find charts in the panel that opens on the left-hand side.

  2. Drag a chart onto a sheet.

    You can drop it in an empty location on the sheet, split the area of an existing visualization into two, or replace an existing visualization. You can also convert an existing visualization to another kind of visualization.

Tip: If you double-click a chart, it is added to the sheet immediately.

Adding a dimension from a field

You find all the fields in the data model on the Fields tab of the assets panel.

  1. Click List box in the assets panel to open the Fields tab.
  2. Drag a field onto the visualization.
  3. Select to use the field as a dimension.

The field is added to the visualization as a dimension.

Adding a measure from a field

You can use fields to quickly add measures based on some common aggregation functions.

  1. Click List box in the assets panel to open the Fields tab.
  2. Drag a field onto the visualization.
  3. Select to use the field as a measure.
  4. Select one of the common aggregation functions to use in combination with the field to create an expression.

The expression is added to the visualization as a measure.

You now have a complete visualization that you can start using while exploring the data in the app.