This topic describes how to create a colored map. Make sure that you have read Dashboard overview and Basic dashboard operations. For creating a dataset, see Create a dataset.


Similar to Bubble maps, a colored map uses colors with different shades to present the values and distribution of data.

A colored map is based on geographic locations and color scales. Geographic locations are based on dimensions such as provinces. Color scales are based on measures such as order amounts and profit amounts.



You can select a maximum of one dimension for geographic locations. The dimension type is required to be Geo. You need to select a minimum of one and a maximum of five measures for color scales.

For more information, see Detailed information for regions.

Scenarios: shipping costs, order amounts, and profit amounts in multiple areas

The following example uses the company_sales_record dataset.

  1. Log on to the Quick BI console.
  2. Click Datasets to go to the Datasets page.
  3. Select the company_sales_record dataset and click the Create Dashboard icon.
    Note If you use Quick BI Enterprise Standard, you need to choose Standard or Full Screen as the display mode. The following example uses Standard.
  4. Click the Colored Map icon and an empty chart appears on the dashboard.
  5. On the Data tab page, select dimensions and measures.
    On the Dimensions list, locate area and add it to the Geo Location (Dimensions) section. On the Measure list, locate order_amt, profit_amt, and shipping_cost and add them to the Colorscale (Measures) section.
    Note Make sure that you have converted the dimension type of the area field from String to Geo.

  6. Click Update and the chart is updated.
  7. On the Style tab page, you can configure the chart title, legend, and value-based colors.

  8. Click Save to save the dashboard.

Configure the style

  • In the Basic Settings section, you can configure the title, hyperlinks, and background color. This example uses Dark as the background color.
  • In the Layout section, you can configure the location of the legend and choose whether to show tooltips and geographic names. In this example, the legend is shown on the top of the chart and the geographic names are displayed.
  • In the Series Settings section, you can configure measure aliases, data display formats, and value ranges.
The updated chart is shown as follows.

Delete a chart

Click the More Actions icon and select Delete from the drop-down list to delete a chart.