A quick method for creating a data visualization

Using the quick method below you can create a data interpretation or visualization for any table in an ACL project without having to create a complete analysis app.

To create a data interpretation or visualization (quick method):

  1. Open a project in ACL Analytics.
  2. Right-click the Scripts folder in the Overview tab and select New > Script.
  3. Paste this analytic header syntax into the empty script, and remove any extra line breaks:


    //ANALYTIC Visualize_Data




    The syntax must appear on four sequential lines, with no extra line breaks. When the block of syntax is formatted correctly, each line is green.

  4. Select File > Save Project.
  5. Click Yes in the confirmation dialog box.
  6. Right-click the ACL project entry in the Overview tab and select Open as Analysis App.

    The project opens in the Analysis App window.

  7. Click Run.

    If there is more than one Run button, click the one beside Visualize_Data.

  8. Click the second Run button that appears.

    All the tables in the ACL project are output as results tables.

  9. Click Open beside the table for which you want to create an interpretation or visualization.

    The table opens in the Table View.

  10. Do one or both of the following:
    • Click Toggle filter configurations panel  to sort or filter the table.

      For more information, see About the Table View.

    • Click Add Visualization  and choose a chart type to begin creating a chart.

      For more information about creating charts, see About visualizations.

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