When is it necessary to "Update Live Chart/Report" to see changes made on the Element Editor?
As a general rule, any change to an element's settings that affects the appearance or calculation of your Metric or Report will require a live update in order for the changes to be reflected in the element's Viewer. This includes such settings as:
- Column labels for Reports
- Color changes
- Display masks (for numeric columns)
- Projection parameters
- Drill to elements
In addition, components added on other Editors such as Targets and Event Calendars and associated with the element are not shown in the Viewer until an update occurs.
Modifications that do not affect the charts/tables of your Metric or Report can be made simply by clicking the Save button. These includes such metadata settings as the element's:
- Name of the element
- Changes to element ownership (Business or Technical Owner)
You can also add an Overlay and see it in the Viewer without updating the Element.