General Page - Bar, Pie, and Territory Maps

The General page is located in the Property Manager when a thematic map is selected for the active layer. Information about the map's data file can be viewed and changed in the General page.


Change or save the map data file, specify the PID and Variable

columns, and set data limits on theGeneral page of the Property



Data Filename

The Data File property shows the current loaded data file for the map. Load a new data file into the map with the open button. Save changes to the data file with the save button.


Data Columns

The properties in the Data Columns section specify which data columns contain the map object PIDs and variable.


PID Column

PID column indicates the location of the primary ID in the data. The data primary ID must match the primary IDs used on the boundaries.



The Variables list indicates the location of data columns used in the map. The data column must contain numeric values.


Add/remove Variables

The Add/remove variables  buttons add or remove columns from the Variables list. Click the Add... button to add variable columns in the Pick Columns to Add dialog.


To remove a data column from the Variables list, first select the data column you wish to remove in the Variables list. Then click the Remove button to remove the variable from the map.


Data Limits

The Data Limits section contains properties for specifying linked, global, or user defined data limits, and if absolute values are used for negative numbers.


Selecting Data Limits

When the Global data check box is clicked, the data limits are the minimum and maximum values in the Variable column, including unlinked data values. When Global data is not selected, the minimum and maximum linked data values are the data limits.


Territory maps do not have a Data Limits section.


Negative Values

Pie maps cannot show negative values in the pie charts. Choose how to treat negative values in the Negative values list. Selecting Ignore negative values does not include negative data values in the pie map. Selecting Use absolute values treats negative numbers in the data columns as positive numbers for mapping.


See Also

Property Manager