11.13. Scope of Controls
In some cases, you might want to limit the impact of a control to only certain parts of the page or specific chart components, rather than applying the control to the entire report. This can be achieved through grouping components together.
To group components together:
- Select the components you want to group.
- Click and group them together, just like you would in any other software.
Grouping components this way can help you create a more organized and focused report. For example, you can have a report that compares two different selections across two different groups, side by side or top to bottom.
Example: Device Category Control
Imagine you have a report with two sets of components that you want to compare side by side. One set shows data for desktop users, while the other set shows data for mobile users. You can group these components together to achieve this comparison.
- Group the components related to desktop users.
- Group the components related to mobile users.
Now, when you change the device category control for one group, it will only affect the components within that group and not the entire report. This allows you to compare different selections across the two groups easily.
It's important to remember that controls outside the groups will still affect all the components on the page. For example, if you have a date range or user type control outside the groups, changing those controls will apply to both groups.
By grouping components together and managing control hierarchy, you can create more organized and focused reports. You can also control which controls affect which chart components or controls on the page.