The Google Chart allows you to visualise data points on a global and national scale, giving you the ability to see ongoing projects around the world or breaking points that could cripple your supply chain. This Chart can let you key records on one screen and click straight through to meaning full data in seconds.
To generate a Google Map Chart, you first need to be in the 'Reports' section where you will then be able to click 'Add Report' in at least one of the highlighted locations below.
By clicking the button it should bring you onto a report selection page where you are shown various reports and some information about them. To choose a 'Google Map Chart' find the card containing the 'Google Map' chart then click on 'Create'. Alternatively, you can find it by searching and selecting 'Google Map' on 'Filter Types'.
Consequently, this presents you with the Report configuration options below:
Title: The title is the reference to the Report that will appear in the UI for the users. It will appear in the Folders panel for the app and also in the breadcrumb at the top of the page which tells the user where they are on the site.
Identifier: The identifier is a system ID for referencing a Report. This ID must be unique per Report and must contain only letters and numbers starting with a letter. It must also be a minimum of three characters.
Chart Type: You will need to select 'Google Map' under the report type which will then show all the relevant information to fill in for a Google Map Chart
Default Report: The default Report is the Report that the user will be directed to the first time that they open the App. If no default has been set then the user will be navigated to the Report with the lowest display order.
Note: Once a user navigates to a different Report, this preference will override the default option the next time they view the App.
Hidden: This will hide the report from all users. It is commonly used whilst a chart is being reconfigured or if a Report needs to be removed temporarily to be reinstated at a later date.
Group: The report group is used if you need to group reports together. A report group will appear in the folders panel, and reports will drop down below it. In the example - reports can be grouped into charts, which will be collapsed when the app is first shown, and expandable as required. If no Report Group is required, the report name will show above groups
Base Filter: If the report is to always show a subset of records, then the base filter can be used to apply a permanent filter to the report. This filter is always applied, and then user-defined filters and searches are defined on top when the report is being used - For more about configuring base filters click here
Chart Fields:The Chart fields are the fields that make up the information that displays on the Google Map Chart. To add a new Chart Field click on the 'Add Chart Field' button and to remove a Chart Field click on the cross at the end of the row for the field you want to remove. There are a number of options that can be set for each Chart Field.
Label: The label is an internal reference for the app builder to easily remember what field this represents e.g. Company Title, this does not appear in the workspace UI
Latitude: This chart field type is referencing the field that has the latitude entered into, this must be a number field. Click here for a location to Latitude and Longitude converter.
Tip - Add a maximum and minimum value to the number field to stop invalid entries (min = -90 / max = 90).
Longitude: This chart field type is referencing the field that has the Longitude entered into, this must be a number field. Click here for a location to Latitude and Longitude converter.
Tip - Add a maximum and minimum value to the number field to stop invalid entries (min = 0 / max = 180).
Tip - Where you enter the values for the lat long co-ordinates it might be useful to have an image action button that links to the location converter referenced above - For more on image action buttons Click here
Colour: This field determines the colour of the pin that on the appears on the map, this can be great for representing the status of a project or audit. This can only be a multistate state field that has the possible colours options of Grey, Green, Amber, Red, Black and Blue.
Title: This is what displays at the top of the pop-out once clicked on the map. This is in large bold text so best to be a field that holds small values, for example, a title field or company name field, this way it would take of too much of the screen/popout
Description :The field in here displays in the centre of the pop-out once clicked, this will take up the majority of the pop-out. The field best suited for this is a long text field that can hold a large amount of text easily, another option is to concatenate fields into a long text and use that, for example, and address.
Link Name: This is a text value that is displayed in the pop-out with the Link URL embedded in it, for example, a company name with the link to the website once clicked. If this field type is being used then the Link URL should also be used
Link URL: This is the field type used to give the Link Name an embedded URL. Make sure to use the URL field so that it has a valid value. If this field type is being used then the Link Name should also be used
Similar to how app visibility works this can be set to hide your reports from certain users or teams, this can be great for hiding reports from certain teams or guests, for example, if you have employee-based performance reports that you only want management to see so you set it so just that team can see it.
Make sure to click the 'Save' button when making any changes in order for them to be added to the next app version. Once you have made all the changes you need to an application you are then ready to publish it to workspace.
Note: This report type is not available in dashboards