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Create a map report in the Report Builder

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Create a map report in the Report Builder

Create a map report to plot your data on a map.

Create a map report in the Report Builder

Create a map report that plots your data on a map.

Before you begin

Role required: itil, report_group, report_global, report_admin, or admin. To create a meaningful report, you must have the right to access the data you want to report on.

About this task

This task refers to Report Builder in the Jakarta release under UI15 and UI16. If you are using the Report Designer in Jakarta for creating reports, select the applicable report from Creating reports to see instructions. If you are using an earlier UI or the Classic UI for creating reports in an earlier release, follow the instructions in the Helsinki documentation: Report types and creation details.
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Procedure

  1. Navigate to Reports > Create New.
  2. Fill in the following fields.
    Field Description
    Data Select the report source or table containing the data that you want to map.
    Note: If you select a data source used by existing reports, a notification will display prompting you to view them.
    Type Select Map.
    Map data Select the data that you want to plot on the map. Only data that has been prepared by a report administrator as a map source is available.
    Aggregation Select a mathematical calculation to perform on the data.
    Set map Select a starting map for the report. You can zoom in but cannot zoom out from this map.
  3. To configure the look of your chart, click the gear icon () after the Type field.
    After you finish configuring these settings, click Close.
    Table 1. Style your chart fields
    Field Description
    General tab fields
    Use color Select this check box to use different colors to indicate different values on the map. If you clear this check box, all geographical locations with data are displayed in the same color.
    Max color Select a color to indicate high values.
    Min color Select a color to indicate low values.
    Display data labels Select this check box to display the numbers for data values on the map.
    Display geographical labels Select this check box to display the names of geographical objects on the map, such as countries, regions, and states.
    Drilldown view Specify a view for the list that appears when you navigate to the lowest map level and view its records.
    Decimal precision Number of decimal places to show. You can show from zero to four decimal places. Default value: 2. To change the default value, create the system property glide.chart.decimal.precision and specify the value.
    Note: Percentage labels do not change accordingly with the decimal precision specified.
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    Title tab fields
    Show chart title Specify whether the chart title is displayed.
    • Never: Hides the title.
    • Report only: Displays the title only on standalone reports, but not on dashboards.
    • Always: Displays the report title on standalone reports and dashboards.
    Chart title Enter a title for the report.
    Chart title size Enter the font size for the report title.
    Chart title color Select a text color for the report title.
    Custom chart title position Select this check box to specify a location for the report title using pixels. You can move the title only down and left from the top center.

    If you clear this check box, you can select from more general title positions using the Title horizontal alignment and Title vertical alignment fields.

    Chart title X position Enter the number of pixels to move the report title right from the center. You cannot move the title left.

    This field appears only if Custom chart title position is selected.

    Chart title Y position Enter the number of pixels to move the report title down from the center. You cannot move up the title.

    This field appears only if Custom chart title position is selected.

    Legend tab fields (available only when colors are used on the report)
    Show legend Select this check box to display the report legend.
    Legend horizontal alignment Select where to horizontally position the report legend.
    Legend vertical alignment Select where to vertically position the report legend.
    Show legend border Select this check box to show a border around the report legend.
  4. Click Save.
    Style options are applied, and the report is regenerated and saved.

What to do next

Click the sharing icon (Sharing icon) to open the Sharing menu. On this menu, you can add the report to a dashboard and publish the report to the web. See Share a report – Report Builder for more information.
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