Selection Trees




Selection trees allow you to select items such as groups, data series, and fields from an organized list of all of the available items.

Understanding Selection Trees

Selection trees are read from top to bottom and from left to right. Dotted lines display the relationships between the various items in the tree.


For example, in the above selection tree, "My Portfolio" contains items for the data series "Apple" and "Dell", among others. "Dell" contains items called "Raw Data" and "Calculations". The "Calculations" item in "Dell" contains several calculations, one of which is currently selected.


The following icons are used for the items in selection trees:


Selection Tree Icons

image\ebd_ebd92.gif Portfolio Group

image\ebd_ebd93.gif Group of Data

image\ebd_ebd94.gif Solution Service Group

image\ebd_ebd95.gif End-of-Day Data

image\ebd_ebd96.gif Weekly Data

image\ebd_ebd97.gif Monthly Data

image\ebd_ebd98.gif Intraday Data

    Note: The number in an intraday data icon indicates the size of the bars in minutes. A question mark will appear for bar sizes that will not divide into 60 minute intervals.

image\ebd_ebd99.gif Category/Group of Fields

image\ebd_ebd100.gif Field (Raw Data or Definition)
(field defined at current level)

image\ebd_ebd101.gif Field Overlaying Definitions
(typically: field defined beneath current level)

image\ebd_ebd102.gif Field Underlying Group Definition
(typically: field defined above current level)

image\ebd_ebd103.gif Field Locked by Solution Service

image\ebd_ebd104.gif Composite Field

image\ebd_ebd105.gif Field Sub-value

image\ebd_ebd106.gif Data Information

image\ebd_ebd107.gif Saved Chart or Spreadsheet View


Working with Selection Trees

To expand and collapse nodes of a selection tree, click on the plus and minus boxes next to the items. A plus box indicates that there are sub-items that can be displayed. A minus box indicates that the sub-items are currently being displayed, but they are able to be hidden. An item without a box has no sub-items or cannot be expanded or collapsed.


To select an item in a selection tree, click on the name of the desired item. This will cause the highlight to move to that item.


Most selection trees also have a default action that will be performed when you double-click on an item. See the help for the particular dialog that you are using to determine the default action for a given selection tree.

Selecting Multiple Items from a Selection Tree

Depending on the operation being performed, it may be possible to select multiple items at one time. For example, you can do this when selecting which fields to add to a spreadsheet or which fields to use as inputs to a prediction.


There are two ways to select multiple items. One is to select multiple individual items while holding down the Ctrl key on the keyboard. The other is to select an entire category, data series, or group by selecting that item in the tree.