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Workspace Cognos Analytics
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Created on Mar 6, 2015

ENH: Automatic Active Report axes scaling

In RAVE it is currently possible to set the properties of a value field so that the scale of the corresponding axis will always resize in accordance with the data if it is filtered by an Active Report variable. If you have more than one value field as in the case of a bubble chart these axes are controlled separately. What would be useful is to be able to set the axis range to the range of another value field. This is useful if you are comparing two measures that have the same scale. Independently changing axes make it difficult to interpret the data because the relative scaling of the measures changes each time.

For example I would like to compare the average spend for a secured line versus an out-of-contract line in the chart: image added to this CQ.

What would be ideally required is for both axes to scale to the value of the greater value (that is. the x-axis in the example image would scale up to 1000 because the y-axis has the greater value). This would keep the relative perspective of the two measures the same (in other words one could always draw a straight line from the bottom-left hand corner to the top right-hand corner and it would cross through the intersections where the values are equal for both measures).