Adding a schematic to a dashboard

You can add schematics to your IBM® Cognos Analytics report.

About this task

Before you can import a schematic, author it first. For more information, see Authoring schematics - tutorial.

Schematics are visualizations that can map data directly onto an arbitrary graphic representation. Schematics can, for example be floor plans, seating arrangements, mechanical drawings, or schematic geographical representations.


  1. Create a dashboard.
  2. Click Visualizations Visualization icon > Custom > Custom visuals.
    If there are no custom visuals available, then you can add a custom visual through the Add a custom visual button.
  3. Select the schematic that you want to use.
  4. A schematics package can contain several different SVGs. The first SVG is displayed. You can select other SVGs from the schematic package from Properties > Schematics > SVG reference.