This page contains the following sections:
- Creating Slicers
- Removing Slicers
- Moving a Hierarchy from Slices to SubSet
- Slicer Examples and Slicer Placement within a Report
Slicers can be built in several ways within the Data Discovery tool.
From Hierarchies Panel
The user adds a hierarchy to the slice selection zone from the hierarchies panel. That hierarchy and its top level of elements is automatically represented on screen as a slice.
From Elements Panel
The user opens the elements panel for a hierarchy which is NOT already in ROWS or COLUMNS.
- If the user selects a single element, the hierarchy is automatically added to SubSet zone.
- If the user selects multiple elements, the hierarchy is automatically added to the slices zone.
Drag-and-Drop from Another Selection Zone
The user drags-and-drops a hierarchy from one of the other selection zones into the slices zone.
A slicer can be removed from the slicer zone in several ways.
Select Single Element
The user opens the slicer's element tree and select a single element. The application will then automatically move the slicer from the slices zone to the subset zone.
Select the hierarchy in the slices zone and press Delete key.
Right-click the hierarchy in the slices zone and select Remove command.
Drag and Drop to Different Zone
Drag the hierarchy from the slices zone into a different zone.
When moving a hierarchy from the slices zone to the subset zone, the system is confronted with a problem since the slices zone supports multiple selection while the subset zone supports single selection only. The user is prompted to make a choice, as shown below.
The following examples show how a basic slicer is built and how to place the slicer WITHIN the report (rather than in the gutters only)
|Step||Images and Effect|
|Hierarchies added to the slicer zone in the selections panel, will show up as drop-downs in the default slicer position at the top of the report panel|
|Slicer lists can be made up using formulated lists from the element tree and using multiple levels from a given hierarchy|
|Slicers can also be made up of manual element lists from multiple levels in a hierarchy. The order in which the elements are selected will determine their order in the drop-down.|
|To change the placement of the slicer's zone in the report panel, change the report layout from the home ribbon tab. Then click the slicer component button to place them into a specific position from their default position at the top of the screen.|
|Once within the report, slicers still work as normal, but can be easier to view - especially when there are many of them.|