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Business Analyst widget

The Business Analyst widget allows you to view more information about any point or polygon feature on the map, by running reports and infographics for it. The point or polygon feature may be part of a web map layer you opened. The widget also allows you to add a new location by placing a pin on the map and applying rings, drive times, or walk times around it.

Configure the Business Analyst widget

This widget can be set to open automatically when an app starts. To enable this feature, click the Open this widget automatically when the app starts button Open this widget automatically when the app starts on the widget, which turns it dark green.

  1. Sign into ArcGIS Online.
  2. Select Content at the top navigation.
  3. Click Create.
  4. Select Using the Web AppBuilder option in the drop-down list.

    Select Using the Web AppBuilder.

  5. In the Create a wep app window, select 2D and specify a title, tags, and summary for the new web mapping application.
  6. Click OK.

    You'll be directed to your new web mapping application.

  7. On the top navigation, select Widget.

    Select widget tab on the top navigation.

    This will open a window with the option to add any widget into your app as well as those select widgets that are added to your app by default.

  8. Select Widget 1.

    Select the first widget option.

  9. In the Choose Widget window, select Business Analyst and click OK.

    Select Business Analyst widget in the Choose Widget window.

    This opens the Configure Business Analyst dialog box. Here you can modify the widget and customize it to your needs.

    • Optionally, edit the name field of the widget as it appears in your app.
    • Optionally, click the change widget icon to replace the default icon.
    • Infographics tab—Use the check boxes to deselect any infographic that you don't want available from the Business Analyst widget. Expand and collapse:
      • Esri infographics—These are infographics available by default.
      • My Infographics—Infographic templates you created in the Business Analyst app.
      • Shared Infographics—Infographic templates shared with you by members in your organization.
    • Reports tab—Configure reports.
      • Esri Reports—Reports available by default.
      • My Reports—Reports you created in the Business Analyst app.
      • Shared Reports—Reports shared with you by members in your organization.
    • Rings tab—Set the default radius values for applying rings around a point. Specify the default units (miles or kilometers).

      The disable check box can be used to disable rings in the Business Analyst widget.

    • Drive time—Set the default drive time values for applying a drive time around a point.

      The disable check box can be used to disable drive times in the Business Analyst widget.

    • Walk time—Set the default walk time values for applying a walk time around a point.

      The disable check box can be used to disable drive times in the Business Analyst widget.

  10. Click OK to save and close the Business Analyst widget configuration dialog box.

    The Business Analyst widget will be added to your web app. The icon will be added under the Widget window on the app.

    Note:

    A Business Analyst web app license is not needed to run reports and infographics from the Business Analyst widget, including any custom reports and infographics shared with you. The license is needed to create, modify and share custom reports and infographic templates using the Business Analyst web app.

  11. Click Save.

    This will save the web app with the current configuration.

Use the Business Analyst widget

Note:

To enable you to run this widget, your administrator must assign you a role that includes Geoenrichment and Network Analyst privileges, and also allocate credits.

  1. Click the widget icon to open the Business Analyst widget.

    If a polygon feature was already selected on the map when the widget was opened, the screen to choose infographics and reports will open immediately.

    Tip:

    If you want to add a new location instead, click Back.

  2. If a point feature was selected, you will first need to apply rings, drive times, or walk times around it.
  3. Specify desired values of up to three rings, drive times, or walk times.

    You'll see infographics and reports tabs.

    Viewing reports within your Business Analyst app.

    You also have the following options in the pop-up menu for the selected feature:

    • Zoom to—Zooms the map extent to the feature.
    • Pan to—Pans the map to center it on the feature.
    • Add a marker—Show a visual marker on the feature.
    • View in Attribute Table—Open the attribute table for the feature.
    • When a symbol represents a cluster of multiple points on the map, click the arrows to cycle through the points.

  4. Click Apply.
  5. Click Run Report.

    This will run infographics and reports within the area. In this example, the Detailed Age Profile report is selected.

    Note:

    Running reports and infographics uses credits.

    Run Report example

  6. If no feature was selected on the map when the widget was opened, you can add a point on the map and run infographics and reports for it.

    Add a point on the map for infographics.

    Click the add point button Add point button to add a point by clicking on the map. You can also enter a place-name or address in the Find address or place field to search. When a point has been added, you can apply desired values of up to three rings, drive times, or walk times around it and then run infographics and reports for it.

    Note:

    Running reports and infographics uses credits.