MicroStrategy - Grid Visualizations
Grid Visualization is the simplest form of visualization in MicroStrategy, yet a very powerful analysis method. Here, data is presented as a grid with rows and columns as well as headers of the columns. It provides features such as sorting and drilling the data.
Creating a Grid Visualization
After loading the required data set into the MicroStrategy Environment, we pull the required fields to the editor panel. This automatically creates the Grid visualization. In the following example as shown, we pull the relevant fields from the data set and create a grid.
Operations in Grid Visualization
Following operations can be carried out in a grid visualization.
- Sorting data on multiple columns
- Swapping column and rows
- Drill on an attribute
Sorting Data on Multiple Columns
Grid visualization provides a facility to sort on multiple columns simultaneously. Right-click on a column name and choose the option advanced sort. This brings us to a screen where we can select all the columns and their order to do the sorting.
Swapping Column and Rows
We can swap the columns and rows in the grid visualization to make a pivot report. Just drag and drop the columns into rows as shown in the following screenshot.
Drill on an Attribute
We can drill on an attribute on the grid visualization to get down to the values of the next attribute in the hierarchy. Right-click the column name and choose the drill option as shown in the following screenshot.