To configure thresholds for trees

If you want to load an existing threshold table, refer to To load a pre-configured threshold table for a tree.

  1. If you have not already done so, insert a tree by selecting Tree from the Insert menu.

  2. If you have not already done so, add a data source. How?

  3. Select the data source and click the Threshold tab.

  4. Select the Enable Threshold check box.

  5. Select the Apply To Foreground Color option button to apply the threshold color to the text in the tree, or select the Apply To Background Color option button to apply the threshold color to the background.

  6. Select the Range or Exact Match option buttons.

  7. TIP: The selections you make on the Threshold tab will be very specific to the type of data in the tree and to the data you want to highlight (i.e. bring attention to). It is imperative that you are familiar with the data you are working with before making choices on this window.

  8. If you have selected Range:

    • Use the Threshold table buttons to build the necessary rows. For example, you may only need two rows in the table - in this case you would use the Delete Row button to remove all unwanted rows and the Clear Table button to clear the values from the table.

    • Click in the Minimum and Maximum cells of the table and enter the necessary values.

    • To change the Color By color, click the color or the ellipsis button beside the color and select a new one from the palette.

  9. If you have selected Exact Match, perform the same actions as in step 7, except instead of entering minimum and maximum values, enter one value per row.

    • If you have selected the threshold type Exact Match, you can also enter an amount for the Tolerance. The tolerance amount is an allowable amount from the highest threshold value - past which the value is considered out of range

  10. To set the Out of Range value, click the Edit Out of Range button. The Edit Out of Range dialog box appears.

  11. NOTE: Any value that is outside of the threshold values you have set will appear in the out of range color that you set.

    • Select the Out of Range Color check box and click the color button to set the out of range color.

  12. If you want to save your threshold table so that it can be reused, click the Save As button. The Save Threshold Table dialog box appears. Enter the name and click Save.