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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Cognos Analytics
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 24, 2021

When using Top x Filter need option to group all other categories

When charting Top X categories we should give an option to simply group the other categories and display these on the chart as 'Other'. We'd see the Top X pluse one additional 'Other' category. This could be optional to choose to follow this grouping or to simply show the Top X without an 'Other' category.

This may be most useful in Visualisations, but could also be used in reporting, dashboards, etc.

It could also be an option if a manual grouping or selection of categories is used, not just Top x.

Needed By Not sure -- Just thought it was cool
  • Guest
    May 16, 2022

    Totally agree! this is such a basic and necessary functionality.

  • Guest
    Mar 2, 2022

    It is not just cool, it's a common requirement.

    Similar functionality exists in reporting and has proven it's value.

    Fyi as workaround you could in back-end create a calculated top X & Others,
    however this is very cumbersome and can become problematic when linking visualisations.
    - Visual 1: Calculated item "Top 10 Customers & Others"
    - Visual 2: Customers
    -> When selecting a category in Customer it does not link/filter OK in Visual 2. (The other way around it does.)

    This would be a great addition to bar charts & waterfall charts (& probably others).