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TIBCO Spotfire Bookmarks


A bookmark is a TIBCO Spotfire feature used to store the state of an analysis as a snapshot. For example, add a bookmark to your analysis would allow you to return to a state where you found something interesting when you marked or filtered out certain items.

A bookmark can be applied at any time, allowing you to quickly return to a previously created view of the data. You can also share your insights with others by making your bookmarks available to other users, or by sending links to the bookmarks.

By default, a bookmark saves the state of the following items:

  • Page Layout and Visualizations – captures the layout and the setup of the visualizations on the active page. This includes all specified visualization properties. For example, selections on the axes of a visualization, coloring, formatting, and which visualization features are shown or hidden
  • Active Page – captures which page is active when the bookmark is captured
  • Active Visualization – captures which visualization is active when the bookmark is captured
  • Filter Settings – captures the filtering and filter types used in the analysis
  • Filter Organization – captures the layout of the filters panel (sort order, filter groups, hidden filters)
  • Markings – captures which items are marked in the visualizations in the bookmark. Note that the active marking for a visualization is included in the Page Layout and Visualizations bookmark part
  • Properties – captures any editable document, data table, and column properties used on the active page, as well as any property values referred to in a property control

Note: the “Add Bookmark Special” dialog allows you to select only the bookmark settings which should be included in the bookmark.

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Dashboard design in TIBCO Spotfire


What is TIBCO Spotfire? The analytics tool allows users to combine data in a single analysis and get a holistic view of the same with an interactive visualization. TIBCO Spotfire software makes businesses smart, delivers AI-driven analytics, and makes it easier to plot interactive data on maps.

The platform helps businesses transform their data into powerful insights with ease and in less time. It speeds up data analysis across an organization for faster, confident, and much accurate decision-making.

Our goal is always to get insights from our data by providing meaningful visualizations towards our users. However, the way how we’re representing the insights is an important aspect too.

The TIBCO Community has created a wiki page on which you can find interesting information about visual design best practices. You are able to optimize the visual design of your Spotfire analysis using the custom themes, pre-prepared color schemes and using HTML in Spotfire Text Areas.

Dashboard Design

“A dashboard is a visual display of the most crucial information needed to achieve one or more objectives; consolidated and arranged on a single screen so the information can be monitored at a glance.”

Dashboards are a unique and powerful way to present data-based intelligence using data visualization techniques that display relevant, actionable data as well as track stats and key performance indicators (KPIs). Dashboards should present the data at a glance with the most relevant information and through an understandable way towards the end users.

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