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Properties for Maps

Version 4

 

Intro

Refer to this topic to find information about chart properties available for Maps and Heat Maps, such as those for configuring color themes, ranges, symbol settings, legends, and so on.

"General" Properties

The properties in the following table are found in the General category in Chart Properties.

Option

Description

Examples

Balanced Distribution

Adjusts maps and Heat Maps to include a balanced number of items within each range. This is helpful in spreading values across all ranges when your data contains extreme outliers. In the pair of maps shown in the screenshots at right, the values of most of the Canadian provinces are in the range of 100 to 1500. The outlier, Alberta, has a value of 10,000. Balanced Distribution has not been turned on in the top map, so a skewed version of the data is shown—Alberta appears dark and all of the other provinces appear light. In the bottom map, the user has turned on Balanced Distribution, so Alberta is grouped into the same range as the province with the next highest value.

Auto Zoom to Data Zooms in on the region of your map with data. In the example at right, the only states with data are Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico, so the map zooms on them automatically. This option will not work if all of the regions in your map with data are not adjacent. For example, if the map at right showed Oregon as having data, the auto-zoom would not work because Oregon is not adjacent to any of the other states with data. map_auto_zoom_to_data.png
Hide No Data Items Hides all items in your map without data. In the example at right, the only states with data are Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico, so the map hides all other states. Unlike the "Auto Zoom to Data" property, this will work even if there are regions not adjacent to other regions. map_hide_no_data_items.png
Hide Abbreviated Legend Hides the legend shown at the bottom of maps in some views.

Inner Margin

Determines the amount of space, in pixels, that separates the cells in a Heat Map. The example shows a heat map with margins set to 8.

Override Maximum Value 

Lets you specify the maximum value for a map or Heat Map. 

By default, Domo uses the highest value in the DataSet as the maximum value. However, by setting this property you can override this value. 

"Hover Legend" Properties

The properties in the following table are found in the Hover Legend category in Chart Properties.

Option

Description

Examples

Hide Legend

Hides the legend that normally appears on the right side of a map in the Details view.

Hide Total Hides the "Total" section of the legend that appears on the right side of a map in the Details view. The example shows a map in which this has been done. map_data_labels_hide_total.png
Hide Values Hides the value and percent of total value in the legend that appears on the right side of a map in the Details view. The example shows a map in which this has been done. map_data_labels_hide_values.png

"Data Label Settings" Properties

The properties in the following table are found in the Data Label Settings category in Chart Properties.

Option

Description

Examples

Text

Specifies text for the data labels. This property is the "on switch" for data labels—you must specify text for them to appear.

Font Size

Allows you to increase or decrease the data label font size. The "Default" font size falls between the largest and second-smallest font sizes. For more information, see Changing the Font Size in Your Chart.

Text Color Lets you determine the text color for your map data labels. If you select "Default," the color will be automatically determined based on the background color. This is shown in the example at right, in which the data labels on darker areas appear white and those on lighter areas appear dark red.  map_data_labels_text_color.png
Value Abbreviation Determines whether data label values are abbreviated (the default being 3 significant digits) or not.

Fill

Lets you add a colored fill to your map data labels. The example at right shows a chart in which a pale blue fill color with 60% transparency has been added. 

map_data_labels_fill.png

Fill Color

Lets you specify the color for the fill in your map data labels. This property is only available when you check the Fill box.

Fill Transparency Percent

Lets you specify the fill transparency for map data labels. You can specify any number between 0 and 100, in which 0 is completely opaque and 100 is completely transparent. This property is only available when you check the Fill box.

"Hover Text" Properties

The properties in the following table are found in the Hover Text category in Chart Properties.

Option

Description

Examples

Hover Text

Lets you set the text that appears in map hovers. A variety of macros for showing map values in your hovers is available. For more information and a list of available macros, see Formatting Data Label and Hover Text in Your Chart.

Always Show Over Map Specifies whether hover text specified using the Hover Text option is turned on for your chart. 

"Values" Properties

The properties in the following table are found in the Values category in Chart Properties.

Option

Description

Examples

Label Format

Determines the general number format for hover text and legend items in most maps. Number is the default format; when you select this, numbers appear without currency or percentage symbols. Selecting Currency or Percentage affixes a "$" or "%," respectively, to numbers in your hover text and legend items. For currency numbers, you can change the default symbol by specifying the desired symbol in the Currency Symbol field (which is found under Number Format). You can also specify whether currency symbols appear before or after numbers in the Currency Symbol Position menu (they appear before numbers by default).

Decimal Places

Determines the number of decimal places used in decimal values in hover text and legend items in most maps. You can choose from Default, None, and options for numbers of decimal places (from ".0" to ".00000"). By default, Domo automatically determines the optimal number of decimal places for each number in the chart. When you select None, all values are rounded to the nearest whole number.

Negative Numbers

Determines the format for negative numbers in hover text and legend items in most maps. If you select -100, all negative numbers have a minus symbol affixed. If you select (100), all negative numbers are enclosed in parentheses.

"Theme" Properties

The properties in the following table are found in the Theme category in Chart Properties.

Option

Description

Examples

Theme

Allows you to change the color theme for most maps as well as Heat Maps and calendars. For more information about setting colors, see Changing the Default Colors in Your Chart.

"Symbols" Properties

The properties in the following table are found in the Symbols category in Chart Properties.

Option

Description

Examples

Symbol Color

Allows you to set the color for points in a latitude-longitude map. The default is orange. If your map contains a series column, colors are determined automatically—setting this property in this case has no effect.

Symbol Sizes

Determines the relative size for points in a latitude-longitude map. The default is medium.

Symbol Transparency

Determines the transparency for points in a latitude-longitude map. You can select any value from "none" (totally opaque) to 80% (almost transparent). The default is "none." In the first example at right, the transparency has been set to "none"; in the second example, it has been set to 80%.

 

"Routes" Properties

The properties in the following table are found in the Routes category in Chart Properties.

Option

Description

Examples

Symbol Color

Allows you to set the color for points and connection lines in a latitude-longitude route map. The default is orange. If your map contains a series column, colors are determined automatically—setting this property in this case has no effect.

Straight Routes

When checked, route lines in a latitude-longitude route map appear straight instead of curved (which is the default). In the first example at right, route lines appear curved; in the second example they appear straight.

Symbol Transparency

Determines the transparency for connection lines in a latitude-longitude route map. You can select any value from "none" (totally opaque) to 80% (almost transparent). The default is "none." In the first example at right, the transparency has been set to "none"; in the second example, it has been set to 80%.

"Scale" Properties

The properties in the following table are found in the Scale category in Chart Properties.

Option

Description

Examples

Use Log Scale

Converts the scale in a latitude-longitude map, latitude-longitude route map, or Heat Map Table into a logarithmic scale.

Independent Column Ranges Causes ranges to be applied separately to each column in a Heat Map Table.

"Legend" Properties

The properties in the following table are found in the Legend category in Chart Properties.

Option

Description

Examples

Show Series Total in Legend As

Lets you choose whether the series totals in a latitude-longitude map are calculated as totals or averages or do not appear at all. The default is "Total."

"Background" Properties

The properties in the following table are found in the Background category in Chart Properties.

Option

Description

Examples

Color

Lets you choose the lightness of the background for Latitude-Longitude and Latitude-Longitude Route Maps. The default is Very Light. The example shows a map in which the background lightness has been set to Very Dark.

"Ranges" Properties

The properties in the following table are found in the Ranges category in Chart Properties.

Option

Description

Examples

Show Zero like No-data

Determines whether squares in a Heat Map with a value of 0 display in the same gray color as those squares with no data.

Range 1 Minimum Value...Range 9 Maximum Value

Let you customize the ranges in a Heat Map. For each of the nine ranges in the Heat Map, you can enter both a minimum and maximum value. You cannot change the number of ranges in a Heat Map, however.

Range 1 Color...Range 9 Color Lets you specify colors for each range in a Heat Map.