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Reducing the Number of Rows

Suppose that a chart is made for the Orders page in the sample Northwind app. This chart will show the count of orders made by each customer, sorted in descending order. The tag configuration is listed below.

Data Field Tag
CustomerID pivot1-row1-column-sortbyvalue

The result of the tag can be seen in the screenshot.

An Orders chart showing the number of orders made by each customer

The data for the chart can be seen below.

The data for an Orders chart showing the number of orders made by each customer

With such a large number of rows, it becomes difficult to read the row values. In order to fix this problem, restrict the number of rows by using the “topX” keyword, with the X value being equal to the max number of rows displayed.

Data Field Tag
CustomerID pivot1-row1-column-sortbyvalue-top5

The new chart now displays the column for only 5 customers.

An orders chart showing the number of orders made by the top 5 customers.

The data reveals that only 5 rows are present.

The data for a chart showing the top 5 customers.

However, it may be desirable to group the rest of the values into a single “Other” column, in order to show the relative size of the top 5 compared to the rest of the data. This can be done with the “other” keyword in combination with “topX” keyword.

Data Field Tag
CustomerID pivot1-row1-column-sortbyvalue-top5-other

The chart showing the “Other” column is displayed below.

A chart showing the top 5 customers, with the rest of the orders grouped into "Other" column.

The data reveals the sixth row combines the values of the hidden rows.

The chart data shows that the last row grouped the values from the hidden rows.

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