Adding sheets

A sheet is a set of visuals that are viewed together on a single page. When you create an analysis, you place visuals in the workspace on a sheet. You can imagine this as a sheet from a newspaper, except that it is filled with data visualizations. You can add more sheets and make them work separately or together in your analysis.

The top sheet, also called the default sheet, is the one on the far left. This sheet displays on top in an analysis or dashboard. Each analysis can contain up to 20 sheets.

You can share analyses and publish dashboards with multiple sheets. You can also schedule email reports for any combination of sheets in an analysis.

An interactive sheet is a collection of data expressed in visuals that users can interact with when the sheet is published to a dashboard. You can add different controls and filters to the interactive sheets. You can use these to gain detailed information from the published data on the dashboard. For more information on interactive sheets, see Arranging visuals in an interactive dashboard.

Use the following list of actions to work with sheets:

  • To add a new sheet, click the plus sign to the right of the sheet tabs, click the type of sheet that you want, and then click Add.

  • To rename a sheet, select the name of the sheet and start to type. There is also a rename option in the sheet menu (parentheses icon).

  • To duplicate a sheet, select the name of the sheet and click Duplicate in the sheet menu (parentheses icon). You can only duplicate a sheet if Autosave is turned on.

  • To delete a sheet, select the name of the sheet and click Delete from the sheet menu in the sheet menu (parentheses icon). You cannot delete the sheet if it is the only sheet in the analysis.

  • To change the order of the sheets, click the name of the sheet and drag it to a new position.

  • To copy a visual to a new sheet, click Duplicate visual to in the on-visual menu and select the target sheet. The filters exist only on the sheet that you create them on. To duplicate filters, recreate them on the target sheet.

You can use the parameter controls on the top sheet to control multiple sheets. To do this, open each sheet that you wantz work with the parameter. Then add a filter that uses the same parameter used in the control on the top sheet. Or, if you want a new sheet to operate independently, you can add parameters and parameter controls to it that are separate from those on the top sheet.