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SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.1 Cookbook by David Lai, Xavier Hacking

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Selecting your data from a list

Filtering data into a smaller dataset is a very important feature to implement when building dashboards. The reason is that people want to have a large amount of data available to them, but they do not want to have to see all of it at once; otherwise, it will become overwhelming for the users. It will require the users to hunt for data, which is not the purpose of a dashboard.

In our example, we will be selecting from a list of regions that will populate a gauge value appropriately:

Selecting your data from a list

Getting ready

Have your data list ready. In our example, we will show a simple list of five elements with their corresponding values, as ...

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