Extension Visuals

Extension visuals add supporting textual, image, or behavioral aspects to the dashboard.

The following steps demonstrate how to create a simple extension visual with text content and minor HTML formatting.

Developer Note. The user must have the System-level Manage styles and settings privilege to create Extension visuals. See Working with User Roles and more specifically, Setting System Privileges.

We are working with dataset US State Populations Over Time [data source samples.census_pop].

  1. Start a new visual based on dataset US State Populations Over Time [data source samples.census_pop]; see Creating Visuals.
  2. In the Visuals menu, select extension.

    choosing extension chart type
  3. Note that the shelves of the visual changed. Instead of more common shelves, this visual type has a single text box for entering and editing text, markup, and so on.

    shelves of extension visual type
  4. In the text box, paste the following code block.

    <h1>2010 United States Census</h1>
    <p>From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia</p>
    <h2>General information</h2>
    <li>Country: United States</li>
    <li>Date taken: April 1, 2010</li>
    <li>Total population: 308,745,538</li>
    <li>Percent change: Increase 9.7%</li>
    <li>Most populous state: California (37,253,956)</li>
    <li>Least populous state: Wyoming (563,626)</li>
    <p>The 2010 United States Census, known as "Census 2010", is the twenty-third 
    and most recent United States national census. National Census Day, the reference 
    day used for the census, was April 1, 2010. As part of a drive to increase the 
    count's accuracy, 635,000 temporary enumerators were hired. The population of 
    the United States was counted as 308,745,538, a 9.7% increase from the 2000 Census.</p>
  5. Click Refresh Visual.

  6. Note the formatted text appears in the visualization area of Visual Builder.

  7. Change the title to 2010 Census Information.

    • Click (pencil icon) next to the title of the visualization to edit it, and enter the new name.

    • [Optional] Click (pencil icon) under the title of the visualization to add a brief description of the visual.

  8. At the top left corner of the Visual Designer, click Save.

    clicking to save
  9. At the top left corner of the Visual Designer, click Close.

Your visual should look something like this:

For more sophisticated uses of the extension visual, see Examples of Extension Visuals.