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The Tree Map Diagram visualizes the distribution of numeric values with the help of the area of rectangles. 


Upon initial opening, a Tree Map Diagram with a last used or default configuration is presented. All further configuration is done interactively on the diagram. Use the toolarea in the top left corner of the screen to configure your diagram step by step.

You can save the complete diagram configuration as public or private saved query. Whenever coming back to the diagram, the last configuration will be restored. The configuration is also stored in the browser URL.

UI Reference

  1. Name of the saved diagram (if it was saved previously)
  2. Save Saved Query, save as Saved Query, Download, load Saved Query
  3. Go to List View of the content type
  4. Zoom control component
  5. Reset diagram to default configuration
  6. Tool area to configure content
  7. Legend showing the content type, attribute, filters and coloring
  8. Content area

Download Diagram

Treemap diagram can be downloaded in five different formats:

  • SVG
  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • PDF

Select Building Block Type

Click on "Content Type" in the tool area to select your desired Building Bock Type for the diagram. The list of building blocks contains only building blocks which have at least one numeric attribute.

Select Attribute

After selecting the Building Block Type the alphabetically first numeric attribute will be used to define the item sizes.

Click on "Attributes" in the tool area to select a different attribute (if there are more than one).

Only Building Blocks with defined and positive values are used to build the Tree Map diagram. Building blocks with undefined, zero and negative values are filtered out.


You may filter the elements to be displayed within the Tree Map Diagram. Via the tool area you can set a filter for the elements. See Filtering for details.


Tree Map Diagrams can be configured to show additional information via coloring of the elements.

By default, the elements are colored according to their Building Block Type. Via the tool area you can set an individual coloring. Choose between numerical and enumeration based coloring. 

See Coloring for details.

Hierarchical Names

You can use hierarchical names instead of the standard names for each level by clicking on "Display" in the toolarea. This is only possible for Building Block Types having the parent-child raltionship.


By default the diagram is drawn to use the whole available screen space, unless it has been zoomed manually the last time you used it.

You can zoom the diagram. The Zooming functionality is described in the Zooming section.


To check the actual configuration have a look at the legend. You can collapse or expand the legend by clicking on the "<" or ">" symbol.

Reset View

By clicking on the "Reset View" button, you can reset the diagram to the default values. Look at User Profiles page for details.

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