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Creating a Graph Template and Applying it to Measures

Creating a Graph Template and Applying it to Measures

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Graph configuration can be saved as a template for later use.

 

mouse_24 Exercise 107: Modify a Graph, Create a Graph Template, and Apply it to a Measure

 

BTN_AR131. Open the Graph Template Exercise Model.
BTN_AR132. Expand the Customer perspective tree completely by clicking the btn_expand_hierarchy buttons:

pic_customer_persp_expanded

BTN_AR133. Double-click the Customer Satisfaction measure to open the Element Properties window.
BTN_AR134. Switch to the Graph tab, right-click the chart and select Chart Properties from the pop-up menu:

pic_element_properties_graph

BTN_AR135. The Chart Properties window opens. From the Y-Axis group, select the Actual series and click Settings:

pic_chart_properties

BTN_AR136. The Series window will open. Switch to the Marks tab and select Show marks and Value:

pic_series_marks

BTN_AR137. Click OK. The chart will now show the values for the Actual series.
BTN_AR138. In the Chart Properties window, switch to the Legend tab and select Show legend and Show ranges:

pic_chart_properties_legend

BTN_AR139. Click OK to close the Chart Properties window.
BTN_AR1310. In the Element Properties window, click Save to Template.
BTN_AR1311. Type in the name Graph Template Exercise and click OK.
BTN_AR1312. Close the Element Properties window by clicking the btn_close_element_properties button in the top right corner of the window.
BTN_AR1313. In the Scorecard Navigator, double-click the Number of Customer Complaints element to open its Element Properties window.
BTN_AR1314. Switch to the Graph tab and select the chart by clicking anywhere on it.
BTN_AR1315. Select Graph Template Exercise from the template drop-down menu:

pic_applying_graph_template

It would be cumbersome to apply the template to a number of elements each individually. That's why the template can be applied to several elements at once:

BTN_AR1316. On the Model tab of the ribbon, click the btn_layout_templates Layout Templates button.
BTN_AR1317. Highlight the Graph Template Exercise on the list and click Apply To.
BTN_AR1318. Select All elements and click OK. The template is now applied to each element in the model.

See the Graph Tab topic in QPR Metrics - User's Guide for more information.