There is a subtle yet critical difference in refining data items. Let’s imagine you are mapping post codes which always
need country as the refining data item. Perhaps my data looks like this:
Country is in effect a parent item to Postal Code.
In a dashboard map, I would specify the parent data item first:
In a report map, the child item comes first:
If I had more complex data, perhaps I wish to map US counties, I might have data such as:
In this case, I might have two refining data items Country and State.
In a dashboard, I would specify:
I think most people would agree this is an intuitive order of grand parent, parent, child.
In a report:
This order is not all that intuitive child, grand parent, parent. In a future release, we will make report map data slots work the same as dashboards but in the mean time, be aware of the issue.
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