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Assigning Data

First, I need to drag the bubble map widget from the “Relationship” section of the widget menu onto my dashboard. Then, I am going to resize it by dragging its edges so that it will be easy to read. This is what my bubble map widget looks like before I have assigned data to it.

chart view displays the visualization of the assigned data source to the bubble map widget


I would like my widget to display population data for the continent of South America, and now that I have moved the widget to my dashboard, I can assign data to it. First, I will click the “Settings” icon in the upper right corner of the widget.

option to rename properties tab from BubbleMap1 to South America Population Data using the settings menu


Next, I will click the “Properties” tab and change the widget’s name from “BubbleMap1” to “South America Population Data.”

Finally, I will click the “Assign Data” tab. I know that I want my widget to display the population of each country in South America, so I will drag the “Population” field to the “Values” box and the “Country” field to the “Shapes” box.

option to drag and set the Population field to the Values into the Assign Data tab of the settings menu

option to drag and set the Country field to the Shapes into the Assign Data tab of the settings menu



My widget now shows a bubble map of South America, and if I hover over a particular country, I can view its population data.


dashboard view shows the bubble map of South America

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