Add an extra dataset to a report to visualize data from multiple sources in a single
Role required: itil. The property
must be enabled.
The following limitations apply to specific report types.
- All datasets must be the same type. For example, if the base report uses a time series
chart, other datasets added to the report must also use a time series chart.
- If using time series charts, all datasets must have the same Per
field value to ensure that the frequency interval is the same for all data.
- If using bar or horizontal bar charts, all data must have the same Group
by value. For example, the data must have the same reference table or the
same column name.
- Legends are always visible on reports with multiple datasets, even if the
Show legend option is disabled in the Style Options of the
The report is generated with the information from the additional dataset.
Select a report with a type that supports multiple datasets.
You can add additional sets to bar, horizontal bar, line, column, area, and spline
Click the Show report structure icon ().
Click Add dataset.
On the Data tab, provide a custom name for the additional data
set to appear in the legend of the report, select a data source, and click
On the Configure tab, specify the following fields the same way
that you would configure a standalone report.
Note: The Display data table option is not available from the
Add dataset module, but is only available from the
Configure tab of the main Report Designer. If the
Display data table option is selected, only the first dataset
will display on the data table.
||For bar and horizontal bar reports, the Group by
value must have the same reference table or the same column name as specified in
the base report.
|Show as a right Y axis
||Add an extra Y axis on the right side of the report for this data.
||Specify the Y-axis label in the Title field.
|From and To fields
||Specify custom start and end values for the additional Y axis.
Warning: When using multiple datasets with separate Y axes, the Y axes
may show a greater range than specified in the From and
To fields. This greater range depends on the actual Y
values for all datasets. The From and
To field values from the parent report may also be
overridden. This behavior ensures that all data can be accurately displayed on
Click Save dataset.