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Context Menus Overview

When working in Data Discovery or Story Board, you can click any grid cell or graphic element to display a list of context-dependent commands.

  • If you click on a different grid cell (or graphic element), a new list will appear.
  • If you click elsewhere, the list will close.

Command List

The list contents will vary depending on which grid cell or graphic element you select.

Drill Down (row/column headers) For bottom level elements, this command is not shown.

  • ACTION: Click on a header and select Drill Down.
  • RESULT: Grid is replaced with children elements.

Drill Up - (row/column headers) For top level elements, this command is not shown.

  • ACTION: Click on a header and select Drill Up.
  • RESULT: Grid is replaced with parent elements

Drill to Level - (row/column headers)

  • ACTION: Click on a header, select Drill to Level, and select a data level.
  • RESULT: Grid is replaced with the content of the selected level.
  • EXAMPLE: If you click on the row header "2015" and then select the "month" level, there will be 12 rows displayed in the grid (one for each month of 2015).

Dice - (row/column headers)

  • ACTION: Click on a header, select Dice and then select a sub-set.
  • RESULT: Grid is replaced with the content of the selected sub-set.

Expand Down - (row/column headers) Disabled if there are no children.

  • ACTION: Click on a header and select Expand Down.
  • RESULT: Both the header and its children elements are exposed.

Collapse - (row/column headers) Opposite of Expand Down.

  • ACTION: Click on a header and select Collapse.
  • RESULT: The children elements are hidden (if they were previously exposed).

Member Selection - (row/column headers) To understand how these commands operate, it is helpful to assign two or more hierarchies to each row and each column.

  • Focus
  • Focus on Entire Row/Column
  • Focus & Ascendants (parent elements)
  • Focus & Descendants (children elements)
  • Eliminate
  • Eliminate Entire Row/Column

Quick Sort - (row/column headers) Perform sort based on values or labels:

  • Sort Values (Ascending/Descending)
  • Sort Labels (Ascending/Descending)

Quick Filter - (row/column headers) Performs one of the following filters:

  • Show Top
  • Above Average
  • Above the Median
  • Show Bottom
  • Below Average
  • Below the Median

Action List - (row/column headers) Exposes a list of actions which have been pre-defined on the cube for the particular row or column which you select. Some examples are listed below:

  • URL Tester
  • Drill Through
  • Reporting Services
  • RowSet

Pivot - (row/column headers)

  • ACTION: Click on a header and select Pivot.
  • RESULT: Rows and columns are swapped.

Zoom In - (data cells)

  • ACTION: Click on a data cell (or graphic element) and select Zoom In.
  • RESULT: Grid is replaced with the content of the selected data cell (or graphic element).

Cell Action List - (data cells) Exposes a list of actions which have been pre-defined on the cube for the particular data cell which you select. Some examples are listed below:

  • URL Tester
  • Action for Cell
  • Drillthrough Details
  • Dynamic Rowset Action
  • Static Rowset Action

 

 

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