The following steps guides you to design a map using custom color rule and custom distribution to display the annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of each country for year 2019 to produce a display similar to a heat map.
Resulttable and execute.
Nameand click Finish.
Map report item is listed under
Data Regions category in the item panel.
To add a
Map report item to the report, drag the map from the item panel into design area.
Now, the map item will be rendered in the design area and the map properties will be listed in properties panel.
By default map report item renders with world map shapes.
In the Properties panel, under the Basic Settings category, choose the data set in the DataSet property.
Then click on the edit icon for the Binding Data property under Basic Settings.
Refer Binding Data section and match analytical and shape data. Choose name in the Field Name drop-down and choose the =Fields!Country.Value expression in Binding Expression.
Click on the Update.
Let’s customize the map title, legend, color settings, and other properties.
Under the Appearance category, set the border width and color properties as required.
Under the Title category, set the title text, position, and font properties for the map title. First, enable the Enable Title check box. Then, add the title and position.
Under the Legend category, enable the Enable Legend check box. Set the background color as White, position BottomCenter, legend mode as Interactive, and set the
=Fields!IndicatorName.Value as expression for Title.
Under the Shape Settings, set the border color as
#81808c and width as
0.667px and tooltip as
= Fields!Country.Value + " : "+ Round(Fields!GDP.Value, 3) expression.
Under Shape color rule category, enable the Enable Color Rule check box.
The shape color rule configuration should be as below,
Now, the colors are applied to the map shapes but with sample data.
To see the actual data on map surface, preview the report. Before that, resize the width and height of the map, so as to view the information clearly in preview.
You can preview the report at design time using the built-in Bold Reports Viewer to ensure the report design is as expected. Switch to the preview mode to see the country name and GDP growth rate when you hover on each shape of the map surface. In the following snapshot, we can observe that the color distribution is applied based on the GDP growth rate of countries.
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