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Create a map

Create a map that can be used in a map hierarchy.

Before you begin

Role required: report_admin or admin


  1. Navigate to Reports > Administration > Maps, and click New.
  2. Fill in the following fields as appropriate.
    Table 1. Report Maps form
    Field Description
    Key Specify a unique key that links this map to other maps. For default maps, the key is the hc-key value. The key must be included in the geoJSON of the parent map.
    Name Enter a name for the map.
    Level Specify the level for this map in the map hierarchy.
    JSON definition Define the geoJSON for the map. You can download predefined maps from Highcharts, or use any map that follows geoJSON standards. For more information, see the GeoJSON site.
    Parent Select a parent map for this map. The parent-child relationships define drill levels in a map hierarchy.
    Active Clear this check box to make the map unavailable when creating map reports.
    Geographical map If your map is not geographical, clear this check box. For example, clear this check box for a floor map.
  3. Right-click the form header and select Save.
  4. To add conditions that filter the data in the map:
    1. Click New in the Map conditions related list.
    2. Fill in these fields.
      Table 2. Map condition form
      Field Description
      Active Select this check box to apply this condition.
      Table Specify the table that these conditions apply to. Conditions cannot be shared across tables.
      Map source Select the map source that the condition applies to.
      Conditions Add filter conditions to apply to this map.
    3. Click Submit.
  5. (Optional) In the Report Maps related list, create a child map to extend the map hierarchy.
  6. Click Update to save the map.

Set the default map for map reports

You can change the map that appears by default in the Set map field when you create a map report.

Before you begin

Role required: admin or report_admin


  1. Navigate to Reports > Administration > Properties.
  2. In the Set the default map for reports of type 'Map' field, type the key of the map that you want to set as default.
    You can find a list of maps under Reports > Administration > Maps.
  3. Click Save.

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