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10.1.4 Data Info Window

The Data Info window appears when the Data Reader tool is used in either Reader, Annotation or Cursor mode. It helps you read customized information about data points.

Data Info Tool 1.png

Data Info

The Data Info window is used to display the information of selected data points in a graph. The content displayed in this window can be data values, column headers or images in worksheet cells. The title of the window, which is displayed in the upper left corner, can be specified by the user. The main body of the window consists of a table containing information about the selected data.

Context Menu

Right-click on the Data Info window to bring up the context menu.

Data Info Window Context Menu.png


Go to Worksheet

Allows the user to easily go to the corresponding worksheet. This option is only available when the graph is active.

Go to Graph

Allows the user to quickly switch back to the Graph window from a workbook, matrix or any other window. This option is only available when the graph window is not active.

Copy Cell Text

Copy the text in selected cell. It can then be pasted into any text editor.

Copy All

Copy all the text displayed in the Data Info window. The copied text can then be pasted into any text editor, such as Notepad, Word, etc.

Preferences Open the Data Info Report Settings dialog. Additional information about configuring the Data Info Report Settings is provided below.

Note: The Preferences context menu is grayed out when the workbook is active.


Data Info Report Settings

The Data Info Report Settings dialog is used to customize the content displayed in the Data Info window.

Data Info Report Settings Dialog.png

Title Tab

The Title Tab is used to specify how the report title is displayed in the upper left corner of the Data Info window.

Data Info Title Tab 1.png
Report Title

Use this drop-down list to specify the report title. The supported options include:

  • None: Do not display the report title.
  • Book Sheet and Index: Display the book name, sheet name, and row index of the selected point as the report title. Example: [Book1]Sheet1[3].
  • Index Only: Use the row index as the report title.
  • Sheet Name Only: Use the sheet name as the report title.
  • Book LongName Only: Use the book name as the report title.
  • Custom: Use a customized string to construct the report title.
Format String

Enter the custom string here you wish to use as the report title. This option is only available when Custom is selected for the Report Title.

Window Title

Use this drop-down list to specify the window title. The supported options include:

  • Auto: With a Graph active, display the book name, sheet name, column name, and the row index of the selected data point. Example: [Book1]Sheet1(A,B)[3]. With a workbook active, display the graph name, layer index, dataplot index, column name, and the row index of the selected data point. Example:[Graph1]1!1"B"[3].
  • None: Do not display the report title.
  • Book Sheet and Index: Display the book name, sheet name, and row index of the selected point as the report title. Example: [Book1]Sheet1[3].
  • Index Only: Use the row index as the report title.
  • Sheet Name Only: Use the sheet name as the report title.
  • Book LongName Only: Use the book name as the report title.
  • Custom: Use a customized string to construct the report title.
Format String

Enter the custom string here you wish to use as the window title. This option is only available when Custom is selected for the Window Title.

Row Tab

The Row Tab is used to specify which columns in the data worksheet are shown in the Data Info window.

Data Info Data Group Rows Tab.png

As the above image shows, the left panel lists all of the available columns contained in the worksheet and the right panel lists the selected columns (Data Groups) whose information will be displayed in the Data Info window. The Data Info Data Group Add.png button is used to move selected columns from the left panel to the right panel of the row tab, while the Data Info Data Group Del.png button is used to remove selected columns from the right panel. Information for each column is displayed as a single row in the Data Info window.

Note: When the available columns are added to the right panel, the columns will become gray. And on the right panel, those columns are bold.


The Data Info Data Group Up.png and Data Info Data Group Down.png buttons can be used to change the row index of the data group in the Data Info window. To change the row index, select a column from the right panel and then click the Data Info Data Group Up.png or Data Info Data Group Down.png button to move the column up or down.


The buttons on the top of the right panel are for adding coordinates as a data group to the right panel.

Data Info Buttons on Row tab.png
Button Row Index.png <I> Row Index : The row index of the selected point.
Button X Coordinate.png <X> X Coordinate : The x coordinate of the selected point.
Button Y Coordinate.png <Y> Y Coordinate : The y coordinate of the selected point.
Button Z Coordinate.png <Z> Z Coordinate : The z coordinate of the selected point.
Button Source X Data.png <XData> Source X Data : The source x data of the selected point.
Button Source Y Data.png <YData> Source Y Data : The source y data of the selected point.
Button Source Z Data.png <ZData> Source Z Data : The source z data of the selected point.
Button Black Space.png <S> Black Space : Add a separator.

Columns Tab

The Columns Tab provides the user control over how information is displayed in the Data Info window. In addition to the data groups that are chosen in the Rows tab, the user can choose to show additional information such as the Long Name, Short Name, Units, and data contained in individual cells.

Data Info Report Columns Tab.png

Add/Delete Column

One column in the table corresponds to one kind of information for the selected data point. To add a column to the table, right-click inside the table and then select Add Column from the context menu. To delete a column, right-click on the desired column and select Delete Column from the context menu.

Columns

Type Specify the kind of information displayed in the columns. Options include:
  • Separator: The current column will be shown as a separator.
  • Labels: Show the column headers of the source worksheet.
  • Value: Show the information selected in the Row tab.
  • Single Cell: Merge the current column into a single cell. This is especially useful when displaying images and long paragraphs.
Content

When Type is set to Separator, this cell will be empty.

When Type is set to Labels, options include:

  • Short Name: Show the short names of the columns selected in the Rows tab.
  • Long Name: Show the long names of the columns selected in the Rows tab.
  • Units: Show the units of the columns selected in the Rows tab.

When Type is set to Value, options include:

  • Data(Reader): Show the value of the data reader.
  • Data(Cursor1): Show the value of the first data cursor point. This will only work if the columns selected in the Rows tab are <X> : X Coordinate, <Y> : Y Coordinate or <Z> : Z Coordinate.
  • Data(Cursor2): Show the value of the second data cursor point. This will only work if the columns selected in the Rows tab are <X> : X Coordinate, <Y> : Y Coordinate or <Z> : Z Coordinate.
  • Relative(Reader - Cursor1): Show the difference between the data reader and the first cursor point values. This will only work if the columns selected in the Rows tab are <X> : X Coordinate, <Y> : Y Coordinate or <Z> : Z Coordinate.
  • Relative(Cursor2 - Cursor1): Show the difference between the first and second cursor point values. This will only work if the columns selected in the Rows tab are <X> : X Coordinate, <Y> : Y Coordinate or <Z> : Z Coordinate.

When Type is set to Single Cell, options include all the columns in the source worksheet.

Note: If the Show Content Row as Column Header check box is selected, the content row will be shown as the headers of the columns.

Column Width Set the width of a column in the Data Info window.
Font Scaler Set the font size factor of a column in the Data Info window.
Alignment Specify the alignment of the content of the columns.

When Type is set to select Labels or Value, options include:

  • Auto
  • Left
  • Center
  • Right

Display Tab

The Display Tab contains options for customizing the display of the Data Info window.

Data Info Display Tab.png
Font Set font face.
Minimum Font Size Set the minimum font size. Default value is 6. Note that the font size will be changed upon resizing the columns in the Data Info window. Setting a proper minimum size will ensure the text is legible.
Maximum Font Size Set the maximum font size. Default value is 12. Note that the font size will be changed upon resizing the columns in the Data Info window. Setting a proper maximum size will ensure the text is legible.
Font Color Set font color.
Background Color Set background color of the Data Info window.
Column Header Background Color Set background color of the column header.
Automatically Fit to Display Specify whether or not to automatically fit the display when the Data Info window is resized.
Show Gridlines Specify whether or not to show grid lines in the Data Info window.

Dialog Theme

The Data Info Report Settings can be customized and saved as a theme, which can be applied to either the graph window, graph layer, or data plot.

Data Info Dialog Theme.png
  • Save to <Graph>: Save the display settings to the graph window.
  • Save to <Layer>: Save the display settings to the graph layer.
  • Save to <DataPlot>: Save the display settings to the data plot.
  • Save as <default>: Save the current display settings as defaults.
  • Save: Save the current display settings with the current theme name.
  • Save As: Save the current display settings with a specified name, for backup or sharing.
  • System Default: Set the display settings to the System Default.
  • Delete: Delete the current theme.
 

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