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Donut Chart

by Community Manager 2 weeks ago (466 Views)

A donut chart is essentially a Pie Chart with an area of the center cut out.

However, Donut Charts have a slight advantage over Pie Charts, which are sometimes criticized for focusing on relative sizes of the pieces to one another and to the chart as a whole, giving no indication of changes as a whole when compared to other Pie Charts.

A Donut Chart partly addresses this problem by de-emphasising the use of area, to make the viewer focus more on the changes in overall values. You are focused on reading the length of the arcs, rather then comparing the proportions between slices.

Also Donut Charts can take up less space then Pie Charts by having their centers used to display information within their blank centers.
VitaraCharts Donut can be used to not only display a single KPI but add several other KPIS to the tool-tip section. Also, the Play axis is available to show the variation of the Donut across over time .

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Requirements:

  • 1 attribute ( used in slice by )
  • 1 metric  (for Donut slices )

NOTE: Time attribute ( Optional for Play Axis) and additional Metrics can be added to Tooltips as shown in screenshot.
 
Minimum Microstrategy version: 10.3

Chart Version : 3.0

MicroStrategy Features :

  • Fully customizable with editors in Visual Insight (VI) or Web  Report Services Documents for appearance, colors and other look and feel from 10.3 onwards.
  • Compatible with MicroStrategy Desktop and Mobile


Publisher: Vitara
Vitara offers a fully supported, production ready charts plugin VitaraCharts with 20 stunning visualizations  to enhance  MicroStrategy analytics. All custom visualizations are customizable and supported thru upgrades . For more details please contact sales@vitara.co or www.vitara.co

Installation Instructions: 
Contact Vitara sales@vitara.co for a 30 day free trial key.

Web

  • Download the zip file from https://s3.amazonaws.com/vizpackage/Release/3.0/3.0.0.141/VitaraCharts.zip
  • Extract the VitaraCharts folder from the zip
  • Stop WebServer (IIS/Tomcat or equivalent)
  • Delete VitaraCharts folder under plugins directory if one exists
  • Copy over the new version of the VitaraCharts folder into the plugins folder of your MicroStrategy web installation. For instance if Web is installed under c:\tomcat\webapps\MicroStrategy, you will place VitaraCharts under c:\tomcat\webapps\MicroStrategy\plugins
  • REPLACE  the license.txt file in the VitaraCharts folder with the license file provided to you
  • Start WebServer.
  • Clear Caches and Restart client browser.

Desktop

 

  • For Desktop use, just import the downloaded VitaraCharts.zip file as a new visualization (File->Add Visualization from File) https://s3.amazonaws.com/vizpackage/Release/3.0/3.0.0.141/VitaraCharts.zip
    • Now REPLACE the license.txt with the version provided to you.
      • On Windows, look for the license.txt file under C:\Program Files\MicroStrategy\MicroStrategy Desktop\code\plugins\VitaraCharts
      • On a Mac, in order to locate license.txt.​
        • go to Applications
        • locate MicroStrategy Desktop
        • Right click on it and choose ‘Show Package Contents’
        • Now navigate to Contents -> Resources -> code -> plugins -> VitaraCharts
        • The license.txt is in this folder and needs to be replaced.

Mobile

  • Download the zip file from https://s3.amazonaws.com/vizpackage/Release/3.0/3.0.0.141/VitaraChartsMobile.zip
  • Extract all the folders from the zip file (There will be a separate folder for each visualization in addition to the VitaraCharts folder)
  • Stop WebServer (IIS/Tomcat or equivalent)
  • Delete VitaraCharts related folders under plugins directory (if any exist)
  • Copy over the new version of the just extracted folders into the plugins folder of your MicroStrategy mobile installation. For instance if mobile server is installed under c:\tomcat\webapps\MicroStrategyMobile, you will place all folders under c:\tomcat\webapps\MicroStrategyMobile\plugins
  • Replace the license.txt file in the VitaraCharts folder with the license file already provided
  • Start WebServer.
  • Connect your ipad to the mobile server

NOTE (for mobile):

  • For custom visualizations to work in mobile, you need to also include the MobileBase plugin provided by microstrategy in the mobile plugins directory.
  • Report Services documents are fully supported (for viewing) in mobile
  • There are some limitations for viewing VI dashboards in mobile. These limitation will be removed in a soon to be released update.

Upgrade from previous VitaraCharts version

  • Download the zip file from https://s3.amazonaws.com/vizpackage/Release/3.0/3.0.0.141/VitaraCharts.zip
  • Extract the VitaraCharts folder from the zip
  • Stop WebServer (IIS/Tomcat or equivalent)
  • Backup your VitaraCharts\license.txt and VitaraCharts\custom\global.txt
  • Delete the current deployment of VitaraCharts in the MicroStrategy plugins folder.
  • Copy over the new version of the VitaraCharts folder to the plugins folder.
  • Replace the license.txt file in the VitaraCharts folder with the backup you created earlier.
  • Copy over the color palette information (Corporate1,Corporate2, Corporate3) from the backup of the global.txt into the global.txt present in VitaraCharts\custom
  • Start WebServer.
  • Clear caches in your client browser and restart browser
  • Access MicroStrategy web to open a dashboard or document with VitaraCharts included.

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