MicroStrategy ONE

Format a Heat Map

You can format a heat map visualization to determine how rectangles in the visualization are sized and positioned; whether to show or hide labels, the legend, and metric values; the position of the header; etc. You can also select the background color of the visualization, rectangles, headers, and legend.

You can color-code the rectangles by defining a threshold on a metric. See Create a Threshold on a Metric Using the Quick Thresholds Editor for more information.

  1. Click on the heat map visualization you want to format. If necessary, you can select a specific object for formatting.
  2. Right-click and choose Format.

    If you selected a specific object in the visualization, a pop-up menu displays the appropriate formatting options for that object. In addition, the Format panel automatically updates the first drop-down list with the area of the visualization you are formatting and the corresponding format options appear.

  3. Select the appropriate options to format the visualization. See Format Panel for Heat Map Visualizations for more information about the options on the Format panel.
  4. If you select Data Exploration from the first drop-down list on the Format panel, the More Options link appears at the bottom. Select this link to open the More Options Dialog and specify additional formatting options for displaying visualization data.
  5. You can color metric data in a visualization by applying formatting to the visualization when data fulfills a specific condition. See Create a Threshold on a Metric Using the Quick Thresholds Editor for more information.
  6. You can apply general formatting options used for all types of visualizations, such as renaming attributes or metrics, choosing whether to display a visualization's title bar, etc. See Format Dashboards and Visualizations for more information.