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Publication date: 11/29/2021

Label Rows and Columns

When you position the arrow cursor over a point in a plot, the point’s label appears. By default, row numbers are used as labels. You can customize the labels:

You can change the label to display column values instead of the row number.

You can enable the label to always appear, not only when you position the cursor over points.

A label or yellow tag icon (Image shown here) appears beside the column name in the Columns panel, indicating that points on plots are identified by the column value. If there are multiple columns that are labeled, their values appear on plots separated by a comma.

Data remain labeled until you select Label/Unlabel again.

To change the label to display column values

1. Highlight one or more columns whose values you want to appear as the label in plots.

2. Select Cols > Label/Unlabel from the menu or right-click and select Label/Unlabel.

To enable the label to always appear (not just when you position the cursor over points)

1. Highlight one or more rows whose label you want to always appear in plots.

2. Select Rows > Label/Unlabel from the menu.

To turn off labeling for rows or columns

1. Highlight the labeled rows or columns that you no longer want labeled.

2. Select Label/Unlabel from the Rows menu or Cols menu. You can also right-click columns or rows and select Label/Unlabel.

Tip: A photo can be displayed in the label when you hover over data. For example, the SAS sample data table contains an Expression column that is labeled. A photo of each office is stored in the column. When you hover over a data point on the map, the photo for that row appears. See Expression Role.

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