AS_VA005 Conditional formatting Request It is requested to enable the conditional formatting of the values of a table or of a cross table. it should be fine to have the possibility to perform conditional formatting with a standard set of icons (eg smile
on 08-02-201503:49 PM - last edited on 10-10-201510:27 PM by LainieH
It is requested to enable the conditional formatting of the values of a table or of a cross table. it should be fine to have the possibility to perform conditional formatting with a standard set of icons (eg smile, danger, …) but also with custom images as already possible in SAS Web report studio where conditional formatting enable to include also icon near or in substitution of the values. The request is to introduce in VA almost the same functionality already available in SAS Web Report studio.
Use case/Workaround so far
User asked to include in a table an arrow in order to show the trend of a values (if current quarter value is below/over the previous quarter value a coherent arrow should be included in the table) The sparkline has been identified as workaround but is difficult to explain to user that they are loosing something that was available on Web Report Studio)
Sparkline has been considered an acceptable workaround for the specific case of conditional formatting for arrows but the requirements is to enable conditional formatting as now alredy possible in SAS web report studio
Without this feature we have to explain to user that VA is not including basic reporting features available since years in “old” SAS tool (WRS/BI Dasboard. If we are asked to make a porting of reports from WRS to VA we must explain that they are losing something. The feature is available in current SAS tools but also in many BI tool competitors and is considered a commodity. It’s a little bit tricky to explain that the new self bi tool does not include the feature. Looking on sas community it appears that this request is pending from a lot of time and is not clear when could be available