Configuring a cross tabulation visual for expansion

Follow these steps to enable expansion for a Cross Tabulation visual.

This example shows how to enable expansion on the year and state fields.

  1. Start a new Cross Tabulation visual based on the US State Populations Over Time dataset.
    For instructions, see Creating a visual.
  2. Populate the shelves from the available Fields (Dimensions, Measures) in the DATA menu.
    1. Add year and state to the Row shelf.
    2. Add population to the Measures shelf. Ensure that the default aggregation is sum(population).
    3. Add year to the Filters shelf, set it to 1990 and 2000, and click APPLY.
    4. Add state to the Filters shelf, select values AK, AL, AR, and AZ, then click APPLY.

    When the Cross Tabulation visual appears, it does not have subtotals and the combined total in the rows and columns.

  4. On the Row shelf, click year.
  5. In the FIELD PROPERTIES menu, click Enable Expansion.

    A green tick appears to the left of the option and a green dot appears to the right of the option.

  6. Click state on the Row shelf and enable expansion on that field.
  7. Click REFRESH VISUAL to see the changes.

    The visual appears with a + icon in the year and state columns. This indicates that you can expand the data.

    The sum(population) column shows the combined population for both years.