Preparing the Visual

The following steps use a calendar heat map visual, such as the one described in Calendar Heat Map Visuals, which is built on the dataset SFPD Incidents [data previously imported into Arcadia from the datafile, data source default.sfpd_incidents]. If you have not already done so, import the datafile into Arcadia Instant, and then define the SFPD Incidents dataset.

Prepare the visual to receive the parameters from the application filters by adding the appropriate fields or parameters to the Filters shelf.

  1. Open SFPD Incidents - Calendar Heat Map, built according to the instructions in Calendar Heat Map Visuals.
  2. Under Dimensions, select pddistrict and drag it over Filters shelf on the main part of the screen. Drop to add it to the shelf.

    Repeat with category and date.

    adding pddistrict, category, and date fields to the Filters shelf
  3. At the top left corner of the Visual Designer, click Save.

    clicking to save