Customizing Description

Arcadia Instant provides you with an option to add a meaningful description to chart elements; this description can be viewed when hovering the pointer over the table or chart.

The following image demonstrates how you can (or cannot) customize Descriptions on fields that define the following elements:

  1. axes
  2. trellis dimensions
  3. data points (suppressed by tooltip functionality)
  4. segment elements (suppressed by tooltip functionality)
Enter axis description
Custom Descriptions

By default, a field's description is identical to how it is represented on a shelf of the visual.

To set a custom description, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the field you plan to modify, to open the Field Properties menu.
  2. Under Field Properties, click to expand the Description menu.

    add description when on shelf
  3. Enter the description in the large text field.
  4. Click Refresh Visual to see the changes.

Fields that use a description have a green dot on the Description menu.

Adding a Description for a Field

We entered the description as follows:

Total population that matches the selected criteria.

Note the change in the description of the field, between the default and the one we just added.

Enter column description
Custom Description in Tables
Axis description
Custom Description in Line Charts