Tutorial: Modify Visuals - Amazon QuickSight

Tutorial: Modify Visuals

Use the following procedures to modify the visuals created using the procedures in Tutorial: Create an Analysis.

Modify the Line Chart Visual

Modify the line chart visual by making it show an additional measure by date, and also by changing the chart color.

  1. In the analysis, select the line chart visual.

  2. Add another measure to the visual.

    Select the New visitors SEO field in the Fields list pane. This measure is added to the Value field well, and the line chart updates with a line to represent it. Note that the visual title updates as well.

  3. Change the color of the line used to represent the Return visitors measure.

    Choose the line on the chart that represents Return visitors. To do this, choose the end of the line, not the middle of the line.

    Choose Color Return visitors, and then choose the red icon from the color selector.

  4. Choose the Date field in the X axis field well, choose Aggregate, and then choose Month.

Modify the Scatter Plot Visual

Modify the scatter plot visual by changing the data granularity.

  1. In the analysis, select the scatter plot visual.

  2. Choose the Group/Color field well, choose Aggregate, and then choose Month.

    The scatter plot updates to show the measures by month, rather than by the default of by year.

Modify Both Visuals by Changing Visual Layout and Adding a Filter

Modify both visuals by changing visual size and location, and by adding a filter and applying it to both of them.

Change the Visual Layout

Modify both visuals by changing visual size and location.

  1. In the analysis, select the line chart visual.

  2. Choose the resize handle in the lower right corner of the visual and drag up and to the left, until the visual is half its former size both horizontally and vertically.

  3. Repeat this procedure on the scatter plot visual.

  4. Choose the move handle on the scatter plot visual, and drag it up to the right of the line chart visual so that they are side-by-side.

Modify Both Visuals by Adding a Filter

Modify both visuals by adding a filter and applying it to both of them.

  1. In the analysis, choose the scatter plot visual.

  2. Choose Filter at left.

  3. On the Filters pane, choose the plus icon, and then choose the Date field to filter on.

  4. Choose the new filter to expand it.

  5. In the Edit filter pane, for Filter type, choose the After comparison type.

  6. Enter a start date value of 1/1/2014.

    Choose Date, choose 2014 for the year, January for the month, and then choose 1 on the calendar.

  7. In the Edit filter pane, choose Apply to apply the filter to the visual.

    The filter is applied to the scatter plot visual. This is indicated with a filter icon on the visual drop-down menu.

  8. Apply the filter to the line chart visual.

    In the Filter pane at left, choose the Date filter again and choose Only this visual, and then choose All visuals of this dataset.

    The filter is applied to the line chart visual as well.

Next Steps

Create a dashboard from the analysis by using the procedure in Tutorial: Create a Dashboard.