Using Data Point Comments

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Inserting a data point comment

Data Point Comments

In addition to adding meta-data comments to a widget, you can also comment on a specific data point in a table and in a comment widget. A comment on a data point is similar to commenting on a single cell in Microsoft Excel. Data point comments can be made only to planning models or a BPC live model.

In order to add data point comments, you first must enable the Allow Data Point Comments option in the Properties section of the builder panel for the table.

Once the table allows data point comments, you can add one as follows:

  1. Select the data cell to which you want to add a comment.
  2. Right-click and then select Add Data Point Comment.
  3. Enter your comment in the displayed dialog and select Add Comment to submit the comment. The comment is posted as part of a thread, and a colored wedge shape is displayed at the top right of the cell.

Comments in tables can either be in cells with the data or in separate columns. To add a column for comments, right click on a column header and choose Add calculationCommentSingle/Repeating. As a result, existing comments will be displayed in the column and users can double click cells to add additional comments.

View Comments

You can view data point comments either directly in the table either in the cell or in a comment column. You can also view the comments in the Comment Widget.

Work with Data Point Comments

Business Scenario

You need to use the comments feature to collaborate with your team on your story.

What skills will you develop in this practice exercise?

In this practice exercise, you will:

  • Add repeating comment column
  • Add and display comments to columns and cells

Task 1: Add Column Comments

Task 2: Add Cell Based Comments

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