User Defaults

User defaults are a set of options to drive default choices for numerous features for Pro users across the application. As such, it is not relevant for Viewers.


The settings can are initially defined administratively and then applied to a specific tenant which will then govern the user experience for all Pro users within that tenant. Then, this can in turn be customized by each user for themselves in their own personal session.

Adding a User Default Definition.

Click the "Add User Default" button to add a new definition.

Provide a Name for the definition package and then configure the settings that define the defaults.

Content Manager

  • Presentation Launcher: sets how dashboards should load up from the content explorer: either directly or first by letting the user see all the slides and allowing them to pick which slide to start with.
  • Content Default: sets which window of the content manager to start with when a user first accesses the content system.


  • Single Click/ Touch: select a data interaction type that should occur with a single left mouse click.
  • Double Click: select a data interaction type that should occur with a double left mouse click.
  • Slicer: set the default slicer type visualization. When a new slicer is added, it will use the default visualization type. Slicers can be edited and visualized as a different type.
  • Slicer Elements Limits: set the maximum number of elements to be returned by a slicer. This value cannot override the system maximum as defined in the system limits section.
  • Visual: set the default visual; when building queries in Discover, they will automatically be displayed with the default visual.
  • Grid Design: specifically for grid visuals, set the default grid style.
  • Color Logic: set the default color logic for the color drop zone.
  • Tree Mode: set the style for the hierarchy and measure trees.
  • Slicer Execution: define whether slicer's default execution should be automatic or manual.
  • Query Execution: define whether query execution should be automatic or manual.
  • Default Tooltip: automatically show or hide the default tooltips.
  • Empties: automatically show or hide empty cells in the query when working with MS OLAP or Tabular data models.
  • Chart Scale Starts From: define the default start for chart axis scales; either 0 or automatic.


These settings are for Microsoft OLAP, Tabular and SAP BW

  • Choose Language: set the language to the cube's default language, or to the application language (the currently selected language in Pyramid).
  • Context Heuristics: whether to automatically enable context heuristics .
  • Model Colors: whether to automatically enable model colors
  • Model Formats: whether to automatically enable model formats
  • Calculated Members: whether to automatically include calculated members from the cube structure in the query.
  • Sub Query Mode: whether to automatically enable sub query mode
  • Optimize Totals: whether to automatically enable optimize totals



  • Captions: whether to enable captions by default.
  • Snap to Grid: whether to enable snap to grid by default.