A map source hierarchy is a data source that is used to create a map report. Except
for the top-level wrapper, each map source level in the hierarchy defines the data for one
map drill level.
Role required: report_admin or admin
Note: A set of predefined map sources and maps are available by default.
Use these predefined objects whenever possible. If you need a map source that does not exist,
generate it automatically using Generate map source levels link on the map
source form, then customize it. You can automatically generate map source levels only for map
sources that reference the location table. These map sources have a field that ends in
The map source is ready to use in a map report.
Fill in these fields.
Table 1. Map Source fields
||Enter a descriptive name. For example, Incident by
location. Users select the map source by this name in the
Map data field when they create a
||Select the table that contains the field that you want to
map. All map source levels in the hierarchy use this
||Select the field whose data that you want to display on
the map report. This field must reference the location
table. For example,
incident.location. You can dot
walk to this field.
||Select this check box to make the map source available
when creating map reports.
Right-click the form header and select Save.
Click Generate map source levels.
Three map source levels are created. Only the level 1 map source is
visible in the Map Sources
Note: A map
source can have up to four levels, but only three are automatically
generated. If the map hierarchy you are using requires an extra drill level,
you can create a fourth level map source.