Working with a Canvas
Video tutorials
Canvas supports getting summaries of a series of previously defined indicators, for example a collection of indicators that simultaneously displays information about the number and amount of orders. Canvas has two modes, view and edit. The view mode, shown in Figure 5-46, does not allow you to make any modifications to content. The edit mode enables you to add or delete one or more components in the command box.
To configure an analysis, select the unlock icon to access the edit analysis mode. Then drag and drop the saved analyses or indicators from the analysis tree to the window to add them to the command box. These components are placed sequentially in the column.
Figure 5-46  
When you drag a component, arrows appear indicating the area where you can drop it, as shown in Figure 5-47.
Figure 5-47  
When you drag a new component to Add before or Add after, the analysis is dropped in a new row, as shown in Figure 5-48.
Figure 5-48  
To change the size of the design areas, you use the sliders that appear in those areas. You can move canvas components by dragging them to another area or delete them by right-clicking the component and choosing Remove. In edit mode, you can modify components by right-clicking the component and choosing Open. Reopen the canvas to view saved changes.
When you finish placing components in the canvas and you have set its size, click the lock icon to change to query mode and finalize the canvas.
Any previously defined indicator analyses can be added to the canvas. It is also possible to add the graphic results from a crosstab, a bubble diagram, a Venn diagram, map, or Pareto. In the case of a crosstab or bubble, you can choose the display form as a table or graph.
Related topic
Using BIRT Analytics basic tools
Video tutorials
Using visualizations on a canvas
Adding visualizations and filters to a canvas

Additional Links:

Copyright Actuate Corporation 2013 BIRT Analytics 4.2