Advanced grouping enables a lot more than simply grouping based on distinct values in a column. With advanced grouping, MapAList supports the use of operators and comparison values to create grouping rules. It then allows you to choose the pin image associated with each group. Let me show you what I mean…
What does it look like from a spreadsheet perspective?
What does it look like from a map perspective?
What you can see is that MapAList plotted red pins for addresses that had responded No, Green Pins for addresses that responded Yes, and yellow pins for addresses that did not have a response (empty). Coincidence on the colors? I think not. MapAList’s advanced grouping feature allows the user to choose the pin color/type associated with each group. I’ll explain how in just a minute.
Okay – so walk me through it step by step…
Step 4 – Configure Map
- Specify the Setting Type as Advanced – this will give you the opportunity to specify your grouping criteria.
- Now you can specify your criteria using the simple user interface. Here’s what I did:
- Specified that I want to evaluate the Response column in my worksheet.
- Specified that I want MapAList to look for addresses in my worksheet where the value in the Response column is = “equal to” the Comparison Value of No.
- Specified in the Criteria Description field that my map key should call these addresses out as Not Attending.
- Clicked on the … box and selected the red pin image to use for addresses that are Not Attending.
- Clicked on the Plus button to add conditions for my other 2 situations – addresses that are attending and addresses that have no response yet (empty).
- Click on the Preview Map button to display your map. The pin images you selected for each condition will display.
- Click on the Next button.
Step 5 – Save Map
- Modify Additional Settings as you see fit.
- Click on the Save & View Map button.
- Click on the Close This, and Create New Map button.
Give it a try and let us know what you think...
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