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Assigning Data

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.

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

 

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.

option to drag and set the Avg Temperature field to the Value

 

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.

option to drag and set the Date field to the X-Axis into the Assign Data tab of the settings menu

option to drag and set the State field to the Y-Axis into the Assign Data tab of the settings menu

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.

dashboard view shows the heat map of filtered data

 

 

 

 

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