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Using Visual Field Controls

You can edit the fields used by a visual by using the following user interface (UI) controls:

  • The Fields list pane.

  • The field wells.

  • The on-visual editors.

  • The drop targets on the visual.

You can use these controls as follows:

  • You can create a visual and assign fields to different elements on it by selecting fields in the Fields list pane, or dragging fields to field wells or drop targets.

  • You can change the field associated with a visual element by dragging a field to a drop target or field well, or selecting a different field in a field well or on-visual editor.

  • You can change field aggregation or date granularity by using the field wells or the on-visual editors.

The field wells, on-visual editors, and drop targets available on a specific visual depends on the visual type selected.

Dragging Fields to Drop Targets or Field Wells

When you drag a field to either a drop target or field well, Amazon QuickSight provides you with information about whether the target element expects a measure or a dimension, and also about if that element is available for field assignment.

For example, when you drag a measure to the value drop target on a new single-measure line chart, you see the drop target color-coded green to indicate that it expects a measure, and the drag label indicates that the target is available to add a field.

When you drag a dimension to the X axis or color drop target on a new line chart, you see a label color-coded blue to indicate that the drop target expects a dimension, and the drag label indicates that the target is available to add a field.

When you drag a measure or dimension to a drop target on a line chart where the element is already associated with a field, the drag label indicates that you are replacing the field currently associated with the drop target.