multiple values

by belcande » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:18 am

I need to know if it is possible to represent a graph by selecting multiple values in field Group by (Data source- Aggregation )
I was able to do it only when I have a variable in a data field with several options but failed to represent separate fields .
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by Rostislav » Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:54 pm

If I understand you correctly, you want to perform your grouping based on multiple columns. In this case, you can either add a calculated field and use that or add a bit of JavaScript.

Option 1.
1. Add a new list column, select "Calculated (calculation based on other columns)" type
2. Enter a formula into the formula box. This formula will determine the value of the field, for example:
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=IF([field1]="a","Group 1",IF([field2]>100,"Group 2","Group 3"))

You add pretty complex formulas this way. You can check the web for more info, for example this page:
3. Save the field, then use in as the Group By field in Dashboard Designer.

Option 2.

1. Go to Data Source -> Advanced and replace the handers.requestSuccess function with the following:
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handlers.requestSuccess = function(data, logger) {
   //iterating through all retrieved list entities
    for (var i = 0; i < data.items.length; i++) {
      //my custom example grouping logic. What I do here is assign Group value to the current entity in the iteration, based on two columns: field1 and field2
      data.items[i].Group =  data.items[i].field1 == "a" ? (data.items[i].field2 > 99 ? "group A" : "group B") : "group C";
      //you can do anything here, for example:
      if (data.items[i].field1 == "a") {
         if (data.items[i].field2 > 100) {
            if (data.items[i].field3 == "xyz") {
               data.items[i].Group = "Group 1";
            else if (data.items[i].field3 == "abc") {
               data.items[i].Group = "Group 2";
            else {
               data.items[i].Group = "Group 3";
         else {
            data.items[i].Group = "Group 4";
    return true;

2. Click Process
3. Go to Data Source -> Aggregation and select Group By: Group.
4. Click Process, then configure your chart as normal.
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