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Add textual content bins to your Amazon QuickSight evaluation


We’re excited to announce the launch of textual content bins in Amazon QuickSight. Now you possibly can add textual content for frequent use instances, together with however not restricted to titles, subtitles, annotations, including extra info for KPIs and so forth has been simplified than ever earlier than with the brand new textual content field. You may reposition, resize, and make your textual content stand out with varied wealthy textual content formatting choices like font styling, textual content alignment, and textual content field styling. You may as well add dynamic textual content values with the assistance of user-defined parameters and system-defined parameters like date and web page quantity.

On this put up, we discover the brand new textual content field characteristic and its advantages.

Resolution overview

The brand new textual content field characteristic might really feel like an overlap with narrative perception capabilities, which is targeted on advance use instances the place a textual content field is light-weight, centered on simplified textual content material, and doesn’t want any knowledge task. You may add textual content bins with out being restricted by the full visible restrict as a result of it’s not counted in direction of the sheet visible restrict.

You are able to do the next with a textual content field in QuickSight:

  • Add freehand textual content and show dynamic textual content values with the assistance of parameters
  • Help reporting use instances with system-defined parameters like date and web page rely
  • Carry out wealthy textual content modifying with font styling choices, alignment choices, and bulleting
  • Add a picture to your textual content field, reminiscent of displaying your organization brand with the evaluation title textual content
  • Hyperlink your textual content to navigate to a unique sheet or exterior URLs
  • Model your textual content field with background colour and border styling choices

Add a textual content field to an evaluation sheet

  1. So as to add a textual content field to your evaluation, you possibly can both select Add on the drop-down menu or select the textual content field icon from the visible selector. Observe that in contrast to different visuals, you possibly can’t convert a textual content field to a different visible, or vice versa.
  2. You now have an empty textual content field on the sheet. To place the textual content field, choose the field and drag it from the borders. To resize the textual content field, choose and drag any of the define handles.
  3. Now you possibly can add textual content and format it by utilizing the assorted formatting choices, reminiscent of:
    • Font styling, together with font type, colour, and dimension
    • Typographical emphasis, reminiscent of daring, italics, underline, and strikethrough
    • Alignment choices and bulleting

  4. You may hyperlink textual content or add a static or dynamic URL by selecting the URL icon.
  5. Identical to including parameters to titles and subtitles, you possibly can show parameter values in a textual content field as effectively. Select from a listing of parameters out there within the evaluation from the parameter drop-down menu.
  6. Together with textual content, you possibly can add pictures as effectively contained in the textual content field by clicking the picture icon.
  7. Other than textual content formatting it’s also possible to format background and border colour.

If you’ve completed modifying the textual content field, click on on the clean area on the sheet.

Add a textual content field to a reporting sheet

Though the steps so as to add a textual content field to a reporting sheet stay the identical as that of an evaluation sheet, you might have two new system parameter choices whereas including the textual content field to the header or footer of your reporting sheet:

  • Date parameter – Add the print date and time to your report by selecting the date parameter (AWS:printTime) and deciding on from a listing of date codecs. In case your group makes use of a unique date format, you possibly can customise it by selecting the added date and deciding on from the listing of supported date codecs.
  • Web page parameter – Show the present web page quantity (AWS:pageNumber), whole variety of pages (AWS:pageCount), or a mixture of each by selecting the web page parameter.

Abstract

On this put up, we checked out how the brand new textual content field characteristic in QuickSight supplies a good way so as to add textual content and format it with wealthy textual content capabilities and supply parameter assist, URLs, and pictures. The brand new textual content field is now usually out there in all supported QuickSight Areas.

Give the textual content field a attempt to tell us about your expertise within the feedback part.


Concerning the writer

Bhupinder Chadha is a senior product supervisor for Amazon QuickSight centered on visualization and entrance finish experiences. He’s captivated with BI, knowledge visualization and low-code/no-code experiences. Previous to QuickSight he was the lead product supervisor for Inforiver, accountable for constructing a enterprise BI product from floor up. Bhupinder began his profession in presales, adopted by a small gig in consulting after which PM for xViz, an add on visualization product.

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