After you have loaded our visualization, you are surely asking yourself what to do now. That’s what we’re going to explain to you here in this tutorial.


Our risk heatmap requires values in the range 1 to 5 for the two possible dimensions.

If this is not the case in your data, we have created a subpage with instructions for transforming strings and other numerical values.

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Mandatory fields

After you have prepared your data and converted the expression of the risks into the value range 1 to 5, you can now link the data with the visualization.

Initially, three fields are required:

  • Risk ID (The labeling that your risk gets on the matrix)
  • Horizontal Axis (The dimension to be plotted on the horizontal axis)
  • Vertical Axis (Vertical dimension)

Avoid “Count”, “Count (distinct)”, “Standard deviation”, “Variance” and “Median” aggregations for the axes, since these only generate a total key figure!

Optional fields

Additionally you can optionally fill in the following fields:

  • Custom colors (allows individual colors for each tile)
  • Horizontal labels (allows individual labeling of the horizontal axis)
  • Vertical labels (labels vertical axis)

The labeling of the axes is also possible directly in the visualization under the subitem “Horizontal Labels” and “Vertical Labels”!

Thus, the visualization can be completely customized to your use case!

Now you are ready to use our Risk Heatmap and enhance your reporting! Below we have listed more in-depth instructions for all these customizations: