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Chapter 12: Adding Interactive Controls to Your Dashboard
12
Adding Interactive
Controls to Your
Dashboard
In This Chapter
Introducing Form controls
Using a button control
Using a check box control to toggle a chart series
Using an option button to filter your views
Using a combo box to control multiple pivot tables
Using a list box to control multiple charts
Today, business professionals increasingly want to be empowered to switch from one view of data to
another with a simple list of choices. For those who build dashboards and reports, this empowerment
comes with a whole new set of issues. The overarching question is — how do you handle a user who
wants to see multiple views for multiple regions or markets?
Fortunately, Excel offers a handful of tools that enable you to add interactivity into your presentations.
With these tools and a bit of creative data modeling, you can accomplish these goals with relative ease.
In this chapter, we discuss how to incorporate various controls (such as buttons, check boxes, and scroll
bars) into your dashboards and reports, and present you with several solutions that you can implement.
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