In this section, you will learn how to track numeric information over time and generate graphs to visulize information through data fields
- Introduction to Data Fields
- Adding a Data Field
- Adding a Data Entry
- Viewing a graph
- Deleting a Data Field
- Deleting a Data Entry
Introduction to Data Fields
Data Fields are used to track numeric entries over time and visualize that data on a graph. An example would be Median Income over time. This tool allows input of data over the course of a few years.
This page has a few key terms to keep in mind:
Data Field - This references the data set and all entries in the set. An example would be the two entries in the "Median Income" field and three entries in the "GPA" field, to the right
Data Field Entry - This is the specific data that is entered into the data field. An example would be "52000" in the "Median Income" field.
Adding a Data Field
Similar to other pages, the data field page has three icons above the data table. To create a new data field, press the icon on the far left, shown below.
Create New Data Field
Clicking this icon will being up a dialog that asks for the "Data Field Name". This would be the name/type of data being stored. "Median Income", "GPA", and "SAT Score" are all examples.
Please Note: Only numeric data can be stored in a data field. Data fields cannot contain string/text data. A qualitative entry would not be an acceptable data field entry.
Pressing submit will create that data field and will refresh the case to reflect this change. A dialog will alert you once the change has been made. The new data field will snow "No Entries" once the field has been created.
As a default, graphing of data is disabled until an entry is added. The icon will turn blue once an entry has been added.
Adding a Data Entry
Once a data field is created, you may add data entries to it. Clicking the plus button in the field you would like to add an entry too will being up a dialog.
New Data Entry
Enter the numeric entry you would like to add and submit. The dialog will automatically close. There will be no alert that the entry has been added, however the page will refresh and reflect the new data.
Viewing a Graph
Once at least one data field entry is added, you may view a graph to visualize the data field. Clicking the below icon in the same data field you would like to visulize will show a dialog with a graph.
With this graph, you may additionally print it off. Clicking the print icon near the close button will allow simple printing of the graph.
Print Data Field Graph
Deleting a Data Field
Deleting a data field is simple. Find the icon below in the same row was the data field name under the add/remove column.
Delete Data Field
Please Note: Deleting a data field will remove all data entries within that field. This action cannot be undone.
Clicking the delete data will bring up a confirmation dialog, asking once if you would like to delete this data field. Clicking cancel will abort the deletion and clicking delete will continue on and delete the data field.
Deleting a Data Entry
Data entries can be deleted by finding the specific entry and clicking the icon below.
Delete Data Entry
Deleting data entries will not ask for a confirmation as they can be easily replaced. Deleting of data entries cannot be undone.
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