12-09-2016 09:34 AM
I want simple and clean KPI-numbers in a report (e.g. profit is "8%"), but cannot achieve it without also including a meter of some kind. In this sample report, Under "Promotion Effectiveness", I found what I'm looking for (picture attached). How do I replicate it?
Feels like a supersimple feature, yet I've spent hours to figure out how do do it..
Grateful for input!!
12-12-2016 05:04 AM
KPI's are currently created using either Table or Gauge Horizontal Thermometer objects. Maybe Pie Charts also can be utilized for this. In the example you mentioned it seems to be the Horizontal Thermometer. Basically you use thermometer, but make the visual element disappear and rely only on the number.
Make the font big like 40. Then create a Display Rule f.ex. 0 -> 0.1 = WHITE to make the color bar always look white.
12-14-2016 07:11 AM
Thanks for your reply Petri.
I'm quite surprised that such a simple and frequently used feature requires such an ugly hack in VA. Compared with e.g. Qlik Sense, this is not at all user-friendly.
Is there a proper solution on it's way?
12-21-2016 02:57 PM
release 7.4 next year?!
What happend with release 8.1 and is there any list or overview which issues and improvement / bug fixes we can expect with this new release and maybe even more important when is it planned as we are already waiting for 8.1 since may 2016....
looking forward to get some information
12-12-2016 10:29 AM
I believe this sample will help you achieve your goal:
Sample 58288: Displaying the value of a single measure in a SAS® Visual Analytics report
05-19-2017 02:52 PM - edited 05-19-2017 03:03 PM
So, essentially the answer is that there isn't a really good way to display a single number. The example shows how one can alter the appearance of a gauge to looke like a KPI that displays a single number, but SAS VA doesn't actually produce these types of visuals.
There are accessibility and workload implications for having to fudge these indicators to make them work, rather than having them work as a specific type of object. If one needs the high contrast view, one will see little white bars underneath the numbers.
Has anyone actually had any luck in producing something without having to fool the end user by setting a gauge's colour to the same colour as the background?
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