First, I need to drag the heat 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 heat map widget looks like before I have assigned data to it.
Next, I will click the “Settings” button in the upper right corner of the widget. I will then click the “Assign Data” tab.
I would like my heat map to display the average temperature for five states in the southeastern US: Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.
Thus, I will drag the “Avg Temperature” field to the “Value” box.
I am going to leave the “Size” box empty for now, but we will return to it later.
Finally, I will drag the “Date” field to the “X-Axis” box and the “State” field to the “Y-Axis” box.
My heat map has now been created, but it is clear that I need to filter my data to make the widget display the information I would like to see.