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SAS Dashboard Color themes

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SAS Dashboard Color themes

Hello,

I am looking for customizing color themes for SAS BI Dashboard components like Pie Chart, Indicators etc.

-Nithin.

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Re: SAS Dashboard Color themes

Good resources for colour usage and choosing colour combinations include

http://www.perceptualedge.com/articles/visual_business_intelligence/rules_for_using_color.pdf

http://ksrowell.com/blog-visualizing-data/2012/02/02/optimal-colors-for-graphs/

http://www.stonesc.com/wordpress/

http://colorbrewer2.org/

Good resources for dashboard design include Information Dashboard Design and Show Me The Numbers by Stephen Few.

Avoid pie charts and gauges - their data:ink ratio (aka information transfer effectiveness) is poor.

For an amazing dashboard see http://bzintelguru.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/May-2010-unemployment-dash-8-x-11.png

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Re: SAS Dashboard Color themes

Hi Nitin,

Are you looking for something like Theme Designer in SAS.You can see this document

SAS(R) Theme Designer 2.5 for Flex: User's Guide

or you can define you own custom theme.

Thanks,

Shiva

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Re: SAS Dashboard Color themes

Thanks Shiva. Will check out this document.

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Re: SAS Dashboard Color themes

I am not able to see any documentation about customizing color palatte for SAS BI Dashboard Pie chart/ Bar Graph's etc. (As these do not have indicator definitions where I can customize their color).

Has anyone tried this before?

-Nithin.

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Re: SAS Dashboard Color themes

Opened SAS Track to enquire about customizing color palatte for SAS BI Dashboard objects like Pie chart/ Bar Graph etc. & got an update this feature is currently not available & would be added to future enhancements !!!

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