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
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 map
||Select the table that contains the
field that you want to map. All map source levels in the
hierarchy use this table.
||Select the field with the 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
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.