Data Visualization Card Release Notes

These release notes provide information on the new features, enhancements, resolved escalations, and bug fixes completed in each release for the Data Visualization card, an Appspace supported card, which also has the following customized card themes:

v 1.6

Release Date: 8 July 2020

The Data Visualization card content creation workflow and card editing user interface has been updated and streamlined in conjunction with the release of the completely redesigned Library module in Appspace 8.0.

Redesigned Card Editor

The card editor has been updated with a new UI and workflow, which groups key functions and features into tabs and sections for improved user experience, such as:

  • Preview tab – this tab appears only after the content is saved and the editor window is opened. Preview options include ResponsiveResponsive 16:92K4KTabletPhone, or Custom.
  • Edit tab – configure the card layout, message title and summary, logo, background and a featured media/image. Also, depending on card or template type, you may see these additional sections:
    • Design section – includes customized design options for each card type, which includes color palette, background, logo, and style selection options.
    • Configuration section – includes customized configuration options for each card type, such as chart options.
  • Article tab – write the content article, caption, and include a referral link if any.
  • Schedule tab – here you add the content directly to any existing channel, and configure its playback schedule and display properties.
  • Settings tab – in this tab you may add a name for this card, configure its expiry date, add tags, and add a thumbnail image.

New Category and Tags

When creating a card, you now have the option to filter results based on tags and card template categories which are based on card types such as Messaging, Data, Services, Feeds, and Legacy content – to easily find what you need from a huge list of templates available.

v 1.5

Release Date: 15 May 2020

  • A new Simple Ranking design layout has been added to the Leaderboard chart theme, providing users an additional customization option besides the default Horizontal Bar theme.

v 1.4

Release Date: 29 Apr 2020

  • The Data Visualization card has been updated to include another chart type, the Leaderboard chart, which contains the following features:
    • Able to display multiple horizontal bars to represent data that is ranked.
    • Able to include up to 8 items in the data series.
    • A title, footnote, and logo.
    • A custom color palette that allows users to select the color of the bars in the Bar chart.
  • The default chart type for the Data Visualization template and base theme has been updated to Bar Chart, from Progress Bar Chart before.

v 1.3

Release Date: 29 July 2019

The Data Visualization card has been updated to include another chart type, the Bar chart, which contains the following features:

  • Able to display animated vertical or horizontal bars.
  • Able to include up to 8 items in the data series.
  • A legend, gridlines, and labels.
  • A custom color palette that allows users to select the color of the value, remainder, and progress bar.

Patch Updates

v 1.3.1

Release Date: 14 Aug 2019

The Data Visualization card has been updated to fix a schema error that breaks the UI. The card is also enhanced to accept datasets that include commas, abbreviations, symbol prefixes, and the zero numeric when plotting a chart.

v 1.2

Release Date: 13 July 2019

The Data Visualization card has been updated to include another chart type, the Donut chart (the previous Donut chart has been renamed as Progress Donut chart), and a minor update to the Line chart that is now capable of displaying the point labels.

This new Donut chart brings the following features:

  • Able to include up to 8 items in the data series.
  • A legend.
  • A custom color palette that allows users to select the color of the chart slice.

v 1.1

Release Date: 17 May 2019

Updates to the Data Visualization card include:

  • The option to align text to the top, middle, or bottom, of a layout.
  • The option to display or hide axis lines on the Line chart card.
  • New fonts have been added to the font list, while font size values are displayed in ascending order.
  • A smaller logo placeholder.
  • The default color for gridlines has been updated.
  • Chart options have been renamed for a better user experience.
  • Data visualization themes have been updated to be inline with current Appspace branding guidelines.

Refer to Create data visualization cards for more information.

v 1.0

Release Date: 9 March 2018

An all new Data Visualization card that enables you to create progress bar, donut, and line charts, with a variety of multiple layout options, customizations and animations.

This is a full Appspace supported card, which will include periodic enhancements and refinements.

Users may select the following chart customization options depending on their selected theme:

  • Progress Bar and Donut chart
    • Show Percentage
    • Show Current
    • Show Goal
    • Show Animation
  • Line chart
    • Show Point
    • Show as Line
    • Show Vertical Axis Gridlines
    • Show Horizontal Axis Gridlines
    • Show Vertical Axis Labels
    • Show Horizontal Axis Labels
    • Show Animation

Users would also have the option of selecting from a variety of display layouts for more customization options:

  • Chart Middle
  • Chart Left
  • Chart Right
  • Chart Top
  • Chart Bottom

The Data Visualization card also allows for custom logos to be uploaded, and positioned freely anywhere within the layout. The custom logo can be resized and is displayed at the topmost layer.

The Donut Chart card under Community Cards will be deprecated with the introduction of the Data Visualization card.