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Definition

The line is a map renderer. You use map renderers to determine the way in which BI data is displayed in a map layer. You use the parameters of a map renderer to determine the properties of the renderer.

Use

The Line renderer displays values with a line going from a starting point to an end point.

Structure

Below is a list of parameters for the Line renderer.

Parameter

Description

Visible

(VISIBLE)

You use this parameter to determine whether the map layer is visible.

Data Provider

(DATA_PROVIDER_REF)

You use this parameter to assign a data provider to the map layer. The map layer gets the data and metadata that it needs to generate the output and commands from this data provider.

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Color

(COLOR)

You use this parameter to determine the color of the line. You select the color value in a color selection dialog box.

Line Width

(LINE_WIDTH)

You use this parameter to define the width of the line.

Line Settings

(LINE_SETTINGS)

This parameter contains the following additional parameters for you to set:

  • Layer (Starting Points) (FROM_LAYER)

    You use this parameter to determine the layer on which the line's starting points lie. All starting points must lie on one layer.

  • Layer (End Points) (TO_LAYER)

    You use this parameter to determine the layer on which the line's end points lie. All end points must lie on one layer.

  • Line Style (LINE_STYLE)

    You use this parameter to determine the way in which the line is to be displayed.

    Solid (SOLID)

    Dotted (DOTTED)

    Dashed (DASHED)

Tooltips for Map Layers

(TOOLTIPS_VISIBLE)

You use this parameter to determine whether a tooltip text is to be displayed for the map layers.

Breaks Distributed Evenly (BREAKS_DISTRIBUTED)

You use this parameter to set even distribution for color shadings.

Label Display

(LABEL_DISPLAY)

You use this parameter to determine whether labels should be displayed and, if so, how they should be displayed. There are the following options:

  • ‑{}‑ No Label (NONE)
  • Text as Label (TEXT)
  • Key as Label (KEY)
  • Value as Label (VALUE)

Highlighted Labels

(LABELS_HIGHLIGHTED)

You use this parameter to determine whether labels of map layers are to be highlighted.

Legend Visible

(LEGEND_VISIBLE)

You use this parameter to determine whether a legend is to be displayed for the map.

Legend Caption

(LEGEND_CAPTION)

This parameter allows you to use the text input dialog box to assign a heading to the legend of the map.

Affected Data Provider

(LINKED_DATA_PROVIDER_REF_LIST)

You use this parameter to create a list of data providers to which all commands of the map layer are sent.

For each entry in the data provider list, you choose a data provider for the Affected Data Provider parameter (LINKED_DATA_PROVIDER_REF).

Note that you cannot create data providers in the parameter dialog box - you have to create them beforehand.

Display Exceptions

(EXCEPTIONS_VISIBLE)

You use this parameter to specify whether exceptions that are activated for the base data provider are to be displayed. See also: Displaying Exceptions in Maps and Charts .

Attribute

(DISPLAY_ATTRIBUTE)

You use this parameter to enter the name of a characteristic attribute whose value is to be displayed on the map.