Interactive Selections

Member and Data Point actions are typically done by one item at a time. Often, there is also a need to apply the action to multiple items. As such, the ability to select multiple selected items at a time becomes very important.

For singular selections, the user only needs to right click on the item to drive its inherent selection. While for multiple selections there are two techniques - depending on the visualization and the features visible for the given visualization:

  • Multiple clicks using the CTRL key and left mouse button or the Item Picker tool - useful for picking non-contiguous selections
  • The Lasso tool for picking a contiguous set of items

Single Selections

When making single selections, the context menus allow users to simply point at the item, right click and perform the action in a single step. This includes handling for both elements (members) and data points (cells).

Multiple Selections