1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 22, 2018 2:03 PM by Ken Flerlage

    Overlaying sheets


      Hi All,


      I've created a line graph that shows an age-based range of results for a particular test. The range is defined as the 20th percentile and the 80th percentile, with the average in between. I'd like to use this graph as a sort of background and give the end user the ability to select a specific ID Number and see where it falls on the range based on the age and sample amount. For example: ID Number 1000 is 59 years old and has a value of 319, so I'd like the user to be able to pick that ID Number and see an X in the range sheet corresponding to their stats.


      Is this possible within one sheet? I have also thought about making the line graph an image and just overlaying a sheet on top of it, but that is not ideal because as more data comes in I would like the line graph to update accordingly.


      Any insight would be great, I've attached a sample workbook.



        • 1. Re: Overlaying sheets
          Ken Flerlage

          One solution would be to create a parameter (let's call it Select ID) and set up that parameter to be populated from the ID Number field.


          Then you can create a calculated field, which I'll call Selected ID Sample, with the following definition:


          // Measure will only show the sample for the selected ID.

          IF [ID Number]=[Select ID] THEN




          Then add that to to the list of measures and you'll get something like this:

          This will give you just a single dot because this axis is set as a line chart. If you want this to show as an X or some other shape, then instead of adding it to your measures, drag it up next to Measure Values on the rows shelf:

          Then make that a dual axis and be sure to right click on the y-axis and choose "Synchronize Axis".

          At this point, it still looks the same as the original, but since we have two axes now, we can make the second one a different type of chart. So click on the second axis and change it to a Shape mark type. You can then change the shape as desired.

          The attached workbook has both options on two separate sheets.


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