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Overview
Regardless of the type of chart displayed in the Chart control, all its characteristics can be configured via its description window.
This window is available in the window editor, in the page editor or in the report editor. This page presents:
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Chart control in a report

Chart control in a report

A chart printed in a report can represent:
  • the entire data displayed in the report: the report contains a single chart.
  • the data per break: the report contains as many charts as the number of breaks.
  • the global sums of the different breaks: the report contains a single chart.
You also have the ability to print a chart only (without printing the source data). In this case, the block containing the data is not displayed ("Visible" is unchecked in the "Details" tab of the block description).
Several methods can be used to create a chart in a report:
The characteristics of Chart control are entered in the description window of Chart control:
  • Type of chart ("General" tab)
  • Captions and titles of the axes ("General" tab)
  • Options for the type of chart ("General" tab)
  • Gridlines, marks, legend ("Details" tab)
  • Type of fill ("Fill" tab). See Mode for filling the Chart controls for more details.
  • Characteristics of series ("Series" tab).

Chart control in a report

A chart printed in a report can represent:
  • the entire data displayed in the report: the report contains a single chart.
  • the data per break: the report contains as many charts as the number of breaks.
  • the global sums of the different breaks: the report contains a single chart.
  • Versions 17 and later
    data different from the ones displayed in the report. This data can be defined by programming, can come from a WLanguage array, can be defined in the description window of the control, ...
    New in version 17
    data different from the ones displayed in the report. This data can be defined by programming, can come from a WLanguage array, can be defined in the description window of the control, ...
    data different from the ones displayed in the report. This data can be defined by programming, can come from a WLanguage array, can be defined in the description window of the control, ...
Versions 17 and later
From version 17, the Chart controls have evolved and they are now similar to the controls available in the windows and in the pages. To take this evolution into account in the report editor, select "Upgrade the Chart control" from the popup menu of the control.
New in version 17
From version 17, the Chart controls have evolved and they are now similar to the controls available in the windows and in the pages. To take this evolution into account in the report editor, select "Upgrade the Chart control" from the popup menu of the control.
From version 17, the Chart controls have evolved and they are now similar to the controls available in the windows and in the pages. To take this evolution into account in the report editor, select "Upgrade the Chart control" from the popup menu of the control.
You also have the ability to print a chart only (without printing the source data). In this case, the block containing the data is not displayed ("Visible" is unchecked in the "Details" tab of the block description).
The characteristics of Chart control are entered in the description window of Chart control:
  • Type of chart ("General" tab)
  • Characteristics of X and Y axes ("General" tab)
  • Display of gridlines ("General" tab)
  • Layout ("Details" tab)
  • Title and legend of chart ("Details" tab)
  • Background image ("Details" tab)
  • Characteristics of series ("Series" tab). See Mode for filling the Chart controls for more details.
For more details about the different options found in the tabs, see:
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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