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Configure and display pop-ups

Pop-ups contain descriptive information about the features in each layer on the map. A pop-up displays a header (title) and attribute information based on the columns and rows in your data. Pop-ups display when you click a feature on the map. You can change the way information is presented in the pop-up by changing the header and specifying the fields to display.

Some layers from ArcGIS do not support configuring pop-ups. In these instances, the pop-up option will not be available on the layer's context menu.

  1. In the Contents pane, click the Configure layer button Configure layer beside the layer for which you want to configure pop-ups.
  2. Click the On/Off selector beside Pop-ups to turn on pop-up display.
  3. Click the Configure pop-ups button Configure pop-ups beside the On/Off selector.
  4. From the Header menu, choose the field you want to display as the header (title) of the pop-up.
  5. Below the Header menu, each field in your data is listed. Check or uncheck the check box beside each field to specify the information that you want to display in the pop-up.
  6. Click OK when finished.

    When you click a feature on the map, the newly configured pop-up displays. Click the Zoom to button on the pop-up to zoom to the selected feature.

    You can click the Infographics button at the lower right of the pop-up to see graphical information about the areas around your feature. Infographics are visualizations that provide rich contextual information about the areas surrounding the features in your map. For more information, see Use infographics.

    Click the Previous and Next arrows on the pop-up to scroll through available features for the clicked area, line, or point. The feature counter in the upper left alerts you to the number of features available for viewing.

    The Previous and Next arrows, along with the feature counter, appear on a pop-up when the following occurs:

    • The clicked feature is stacked on top of one or more features of the same shape. Stacked features in a single layer indicate a many-to-one relationship between the rows of input data from MicroStrategy and the shape drawn in the layer. When multiple features are stacked on each other in a single layer, the affected area on the map has opaque shading. For more information, see Location types.
    • A map contains more than one layer because additional data was added from ArcGIS or MicroStrategy. When you click a feature on a multilayered map, the arrows allow you to scroll through features from each layer that intersect with the feature you clicked.


    The Attributes and Infographics options on pop-ups are persistent, meaning that the last selected button determines what is displayed in subsequent pop-ups. For example, if you view Infographics in a pop-up and then close the pop-up, all other pop-ups will automatically display infographics for selected features. Because viewing infographics consumes ArcGIS service credits, it is good practice to revert to the Attributes display before closing the pop-up.

    Infographics are only available in Presentation mode and Report Run mode.