Using Data Point Comments

Objective

After completing this lesson, you will be able to Work with data point comments.

Data Point Comments

In addition to adding metadata 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 an SAP 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.

Allow data point comments

Add Data Point Comment

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.
Column Comments

Add a Comment Column

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.

How to add a comments column. In this example, a repeating comments column is added.

View Comments

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

Data point comment flag in a data cell and 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.

In these practice exercises, 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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