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Dimension Member Colour Coding

ABS.Stat uses colour coding to help you identify the dimension members that have existing data. This is especially important for sparse datasets where data can be found in only a small proportion of dimension combinations. This function has been provided to save time by avoiding searching for non-existent data. When the user selects a dimension and some values for that dimension and when the next dimension is selected, there is a dynamic filtering of the values and the colour coding is displayed based on the colour scheme described below. The colour coding takes into account the current selection for all other members. In other words, the colours indicate the existence of data for the years, etc. currently selected.

Based on the current selection for all other dimensions, the colours for each dimension member indicate the following:

Dark Blue: The item has data.

Blue: The item has no data but some of its children have data.

Green/Grey Italic: Item has no data at any level.

ABS.Stat web page showing item has no data at any level

Figure 10 : Dimension Member Colour Coding - Green/Grey Italic: Item has no data at any level

Another option is to search within a dimension for a particular dimension member matching the search criteria. All matching dimension members will be displayed. The ‘Select all’ or ‘Unselect all’ options are then displayed.

Search is not available if you select ‘All dimensions’.

showing measure selections

Figure 11 : Searching in the Dimension Selector

All matching dimension members will be displayed and automatically selected.

ticked change boxes highlighted

Figure 12 : Results of a Search in Dimensions Selector

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