5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 7, 2016 10:19 AM by it man RSS

    List top n values in a text Object

    it man

      Hi Gurus,

      I have created a straight table which displays the Dimension values and sorted them as per the Rank calculated in the expression.

      Now, I need to display all the top 10 values that I see in the Straight Table in one Text Object .

      Using FirstSortedValue function in the Text Object, I could only display the top 1 or bottom 1 value.


      Any ideas please..



      I also need to display Top 10, Bottom 10, and wrap all the rest of the Dimension values into 3 more Text Objects.

        • Re: List top n values in a text Object
          Stefan Wühl

          Maybe like this (assuming Sum(Value) is the expression used):


          =Concat({<DimensionField = {"=Rank(Sum(Value))<=10"}>} DISTINCT DimensionField,', ', -Sum(Value) )


          =Concat({<DimensionField = {"=Rank(-Sum(Value))<=10"}>} DISTINCT DimensionField,', ', -Sum(Value) )

          =Concat({<DimensionField -= ( {"=Rank(Sum(Value))<=10"} +{"=Rank(-Sum(Value))<=10"} ) >}

                              DISTINCT DimensionField,', ', -Sum(Value) )

          to list top 10, bottom 10 and all inbetween

            • Re: List top n values in a text Object
              it man

              Hi Swehl,

              Thank you for the quick response.

              I think i had it from your expression and realized that I may not have clearly stated my requirement.

              I apologize.


              Here's the error I am receiving in Text Object: Error in Expression. Nested aggregation not allowed



              The Rank Expression that I am trying to use in the text object is a value = sum of 3 other ranks generated using 3 aggregated expression.


              RankA = Rank(sum(X))  * (.3)


              RankB = Rank(AVG(Y)) * (.4)


              RankC = Rank(sum(Z)) * (.3)



              Please let me know if you rather prefer it to be created as a seperate discussion

                • Re: List top n values in a text Object
                  Stefan Wühl

                  Right, the sort weight needs advanced aggregation, like



                  {<DimensionField = {"=Rank(Sum(Value))<=10"}>}



                                 ', ',




                  What if you replace Rank(Sum(Value)) in above expression with your sum-of-three-ranks?

                  How do you get a total rank for your rank expression, BTW, are you using another rank function around the sum-of-three-ranks?

              • Re: List top n values in a text Object
                Marco Wedel



                if you already have the correct values in a straight table then maybe you can make it appear as a text box if that's your preferred visualization.


                You could use dimension limits, hide caption, header rows and some columns and switch to horizontal presentation:




                using dimension limits:



                hiding caption and header row and using horizontal presentation.

                hidden dimension


                hidden expression




                hope this helps





                • Re: List top n values in a text Object
                  it man

                  Hi swehl,

                  Yes, i have to create a rank of the weighted sum of the three ranks ie., Rank(RankA*x% + RankB*y% + RankC*z%).

                  I made progress using the Advanced aggregation you suggested.

                  I was able to make some progress in displaying the top N values in one single 'text object'.

                  However, my requirement also needed me to display some additional dimension and expression values when I hover over each of the Dimension values in the 'text object'.

                  This leads me to create one 'text object' for each Rank. Then, i need to somehow use the 'Help Text' under 'Caption tab' of the 'text object' to display the required additional dimension and expression values relevant to the Dimension.

                  So, i gave up on this approach and started looking at creating one 'Straight Table' for each of the Dimension values that would look like a 'text object'  as Marco also suggested.


                  Hi Marco,

                  I started using this approach. Since I have to display more details when I hover over each of the Dimension values, I ended up creating about 300 straight tables with Conditional show/hide of each value ie., one for each Dimension value as I need to display all the Dimension values by Default. All these 300 straight tables are arranged in the required order of Top N , Everything in Between, Bottom N.

                  This has affected the Dashboard performance. The dashboard is not loading data unless i pass very little data.

                  So, even though I have visually what the user is looking to see, it just not effectively reloading data as needed.


                  I appreciate any advice and thank you for the help so far