Card visualization is the most versatile data visualization Klera offers for visualizing non-aggregated data. It lets you render multimedia data as well as text in a variety of customized formats.
Card visualization represents records as a sequence of cards, hence each card represents a record. Cards are custom designed by the author. The author can design the look, feel, behavior, position, and layout of each field within the card.
The example below demonstrates the analysis of Twitter data with Card visualization.
To create Card visualization:
- Select the desired field(s) and right-click > Select View > Change > Card.
Refer here to learn more about creating a visualization.
The following image shows the resulting Card visualization.
Configure Card Visualization
- Select your Card Visualization and open the Visualizations Panel.
The following configuration options are available for Card visualization:
- Data Configuration : It lets you choose columns for the following settings:
- Visual Configuration : It lets you configure the visual appearances and interactions of the Card Visualization.
- Visualization Level Filters : They let you filter the data in the visualization without impacting other visualizations on the same dataset.
Refer here to learn more about Visualization Level Filters.
- Click on the icon for data configuration options.
You can perform the following operations on columns.
- Drag the desired column from the Data Panel and drop it onto the Visualizations Panel’s “Columns” section.
Note: You can type the column name in the Data Panel to find it quickly.
Edit Column Name
- Click on the column name or the icon and type in the new column name.
- Click on the icon to remove a column from the Card.
- Select the column and drag it to the desired position and drop it.
This allows you to show an image with your data by applying certain conditions. You can also combine multiple conditions.
To apply conditional formatting:
- Click on the icon next to the column and select ‘Conditional Formatting’.
- Define the conditional formatting rule:
Select the criteria from the drop-down.
Provide threshold value.
An example of a conditional formatting rule is:
If any value in the column is greater than 10, then place an icon next to the value.
By applying this rule, you'd be able to see the values that meet this condition.
- Set the format style to choose an image to show when the above criterion is true.
You can provide the image in the following ways:
- Select Library and click on Search Image to select an image pre-bundled with Klera.
- Select File and click on Upload File to choose one from your machine.
- Select URL and Type In the URL of your image
4. Select Show Data checkbox to display data and the image.
- Select the radio button to show data before/after the image.
5. Click on ‘Add’.
6. Click on ‘Back’ to return to the list of columns for your Grid visualization.
This icon shows that the conditional formatting applies to the column.
Update Conditional Formatting:
To update the condition for a column:
- Click on the conditional formatting icon.
- Change the criterion or format style.
- Click ‘UPDATE’.
Remove Conditional Formatting
To remove a condition:
- Click on icon for the desired column. You will see the criteria listed at the bottom.
- Click on the icon to remove the condition.
To learn more about conditional formatting, refer to the following GIF.
|Note: Steps for conditional formatting are the same for Grid and Card visualizations.
Sorting allows you to change the order of data, making it easier to find what you're looking for. You can do a multi-column sort on the Card.
Add Sorting Levels
- In the ‘Sorting’ section, click on ' Add Level’.
- Select the column to sort on from the drop-down.
Note: You can only sort on the columns present in the Card.
- Click on the ascending , descending icon to toggle the sorting order.
- Repeat the above steps to add multi-column sorting.
Reorder Sorting Levels
The order of columns in the Sorting section defines the order of sorting in the Card.
- Drag and drop columns in the sorting section to change the sort order.
Remove Sorting Levels
- Click on icon to remove the sorting level.
To learn more about sorting, refer to the following GIF.
|Note: Steps for sorting are the same for Grid and Card visualizations.
A default layout is created for each card view. The default layout shows all the fields present in the "Columns" section sequentially with column header and column value.
Layout builder lets you visually customize the look and feel of each field of Card. You can configure to render HTML pages, video and audio content as well.
- Click on the icon for data configuration options.
- Click on Layout Builder.
In Layout Builder, the list of columns appears on the right side.
You can see the following configuration options with Layout Builder.
- Add Section
- Fixed Height: The content is shown in a single line. If the content doesn't fit into a single line then ellipsis (...) is shown at the end of the line. You can mouse over to see the complete content in the tooltip.
- Variable Height: The content is shown as a multi-line text with text wrap. Section's height adjusts automatically with content length.
|Note: In the default layout, all the sections are of variable height.
- Value- Content of the field will be displayed.
- Label- Name of the field will be displayed.
- Empty- Empty space will be created.
- Render As
- Text View: The content is displayed as is with no transformations.
- Reader View- This applies to the URL type content. It fetches the content of the URL from the Internet. It removes all the advertisements, plugins, background images, and other unnecessary content (scripts, etc.) and shows only the readable content to give a clean reading experience for URL type content.
- Link: You can also render URL type content as a hyperlink. When the user clicks on the link it will open the content in a new browser window from the Internet.
- You can style labels and value fields by choosing the font style and color.
- Text Alignment
- Left, Right, Center, Justify
- Top Bottom, Middle
- You can choose the border (or no border)option for the field.
The following GIF demonstrates the effects of the following operations with Layout Builder:
- Add a new section.
- Drag and drop the columns to the sections.
- Adjust the field width by dragging the edges.
- Select the appropriate ‘Display’ option for the field.
- Change the order of the sections by using the up and down arrow keys.
- Remove the section/field by clicking on the icon.
- Choose the ‘No border’ option for the field.
The following GIF demonstrates how you can apply text formatting options to create custom designs for cards.
- Select the font style for the Label and Value fields.
- Select the horizontal and vertical alignment of the text.
- Click on the icon for visual configuration settings.
You can arrange the cards in multiple columns using Grid configuration.
- Provide the number of columns.
The following image shows the arrangement of cards in two columns.
- To show/hide the header and border, click the toggle switch.
- Turn on the toggle switch to show the border for the container. Change the border color, style and width as shown below:
The following image shows the effect of various container settings.
- Select the target behavior and scope for the coordinated visualization from the below settings.
To learn more, refer to section- ‘Customize Coordinated Visualization’.