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Customized Google calendar chart

This blog post from PMsquare shows you how to create a Google calendar custom visualization that is based on a heat map.

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Let's go through an example creating a calendar heat map chart from Google. I would suggest you start by reviewing my overview blog post and then the Developer Guide provided by IBM. The guide takes you through an example step by step with quite a bit of detailed information. The example uses a simple D3 chart, which works great for getting started, but it takes quite a bit of D3 knowledge to build anything more complex. It has a ton of flexibility but also a pretty difficult learning curve. Cognos allows you to use any JavaScript based chart library, so I started looking around for something a little simpler and came across Google Charts. They don't offer near the flexibility of D3, but there are quite a few options that have a variety of configuration properties that can be used, and they are significantly easier to incorporate.

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Additional details

  • Accelerator typeVisualization
  • IndustryAny
  • Business functionAny
  • Product and version Cognos Analytics - 11.1.5 to Current
  • Author typePartner
  • Company namePMsquare
  • Author name PMsquare
  • Last modifiedJune 2nd, 2020
  • Language English