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Polar Area charts are similar to Pie charts. However, each segment has the same angle. The value is not represented by the angle of the segment, but by the radius.
This type of chart is mainly used to compare target values or market shares, or to illustrate a progress percentage.
Characteristics of a Polar Area chart
Polar Area chart
Elements in the chart:
1. Chart title. The characteristics of the chart title can be defined in the "Details" tab of the control description ("Edit chart title"). You can define the chart title, its position and style.
2. Value in the chart
All segments have the same angle. Only the radius of the segment varies according to the value. The color of the segments is defined automatically. To change the color of the segments, use grSeriesColor.
3. Category label.
The category labels are displayed in the legend. The category labels can be defined in the "Series" tab of the control description. The source of the category labels can correspond to a table column, a WLanguage array, a list, etc. To display the category labels, simply check "Show labels of categories" in the "General" tab of the chart description window.
4. Legend.
The characteristics of the legend can be defined in the "Details" tab of the control description ("Edit chart legend").
You can define its position and its style.
5. Interval.
Intervals are automatically calculated.
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Last update: 04/13/2023

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