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Horizontal Bar Charts in the Report Builder

Horizontal bar charts display data in a series of bars that run from left to right. Horizontal bar graphs use the y-axis for labeling categories, while numeric data is measured along the x-axis. This type of chart is useful if the label text for categories is particularly long.

Drop Y-Axis

In a horizontal bar chart, the y-axis includes numeric information, such as the number of client computers or jobs in each status.

Drop X-Axis

In a horizontal bar chart, the x-axis includes text-based information, such as client computer names or job statuses.

General Properties

In the Report Builder, on the Properties tab, on the General tab, you can configure settings for a horizontal bar chart.

Chart Title

In this box, you can specify the title that appears in the chart label.

ID

By default, displays the automatically-generated identifier for the chart. You can specify a different chart ID.

Data Set

Displays the data set used to create the chart. You cannot edit the contents of this box.

Y-Axis Title

Displays the data set used to create the chart. You cannot edit the contents of this box.

X-Axis Title

In this box, you can specify the label for x-axis data that runs vertically up the side of the chart.

Chart Type

In this box, you can change the chart type by selecting another type from the list, such as Vertical Bar or Pie.

By default, this box displays the type of chart you chose from the Visualization tab.

Show as 3D

When selected, displays the bars as three-dimensional, and at the same time, on the General tab, displays the 3D Options section.

When cleared, displays the bars as two-dimensional, and also hides the 3D Options section.

3D Options

This section appears when you select Show as 3D and contains settings for 3D bars in a chart.

  • 3D Stacking

    This option displays the bars in a stacking format.

  • 3D Vertical Angle

    In this box, you can configure the bars to display at a specific vertical angle, such as 25 degrees.

  • 3D Horizontal Angle

    In this box, you can configure the bars to display at a specific horizontal angle, such as 15 degrees.

  • 3D Depth
  • 3D Column Padding

    In this box, you can specify the amount of padding that displays around the bar, such as 30 pixels.

Show Gridlines

hen selected, this option displays the grid lines in the chart. When cleared, this option hides the grid lines in the chart.

Toggle Chart

When selected, this option converts the x-axis data into descending order. When cleared, this option converts the x-axis data to ascending order.

Show Data Labels

When selected, this option displays the value associated with each bar. When cleared, this option hides the value associated with each bar.

Show Legend

When selected, this option displays a legend in the chart, and at the same time, on the General tab, displays the Max Legend Label Length and Legend Position options.

When cleared, this option hides the legend from the chart and also hides the additional legend options on the General tab.

  • Legend Position

    In this list, you can configure the placement of the legend in the chart. The legend can appear at the Top, Bottom, Right or Left of the bars.

  • Max Legend Label Length

    In this box, you can configure the maximum number of characters that are allowed to appear in the legend labels.

Show in Tabular Form

When selected, this option converts the chart to a table. When cleared, this option converts the table to a chart.

Disable Interactivity

To disable the interactive elements in this component, move the toggle key to the right.

Hide Header

To hide header information from the chart output, select this option.

Field Properties

In the Report Builder, on the Properties tab, on the Fields tab, you can configure settings for a horizontal bar chart.

Sorting

Sort By

Allows you to sort the data by the X-Axis or Y-Axis values.

Sort Order

Allows you to sort data in ascending or descending order.

Measure

To configure settings in Formatter under Measure or Dimension, see Formatting Data in Components for Build Your Own Reports.

Auto convert values

When selected, automatically converts display sizes for labels. For example, 10,000 KB is converted to 10 MB.

Count (Y-Axis Label)

  • Aggregate

    Allows you to specify the type of numeric value to display in the bars, such as Distinct or Avg.

  • Formatter

Dimension

Slant X-Axis Labels

When selected, this option displays x-axis labels at a slanted angle and allows you to specify the degree of the angle.

When cleared, displays x-axis labels horizontally.

If there are over five labels, then labels will automatically display as slanted.

  • Angle

    Allows you to specify the degree of the angle.

X-Axis Label

When selected, you can configure the data points that appear in the chart.

  • Max Points

    Allows you to specify the maximum number of data points that will appear in the chart.

  • All Points

    When selected, displays all data points. When cleared, the Max Points setting controls the number of data points that appear in the chart.

  • Formatter

Custom Colors

To configure a color for each x-axis data point, click Customize Series Colors , select an x-axis data point from the list, and then select a color from the Color dialog box.

To delete the custom color, click the trash icon next to the x-axis data point.

Any bar that is not configured with a custom color displays the color that is configured in the Default Color box.

Custom Groups

To configure settings under Custom Group, see Configuring Custom Groups in Charts.

Field Name Option

When selected, enables the custom group settings you configured.

Field Name Dialog Box

Allows you to specify a set of custom bars based on a formula that you enter. Select a field name, and then click Edit to open the dialog box.

Custom Code Properties

In the Report Builder, on the Properties tab, on the Custom Code tab, you can configure settings for a horizontal bar chart.

On Click

Allows you to configure an action on a bar or the entire chart. Options include any of the following:

  • Run a workflow: From the list, select a workflow that runs.
  • Open Report: From the list, select a report that opens.
  • Url: In the box, you can enter a URL that opens a web page.
  • Custom: In the Expression box, enter a JavaScript expression.
  • Add Table Record:
  • Edit Table Records:

To configure settings under Custom Code, see Configuring Custom Code and Custom Styles for Reports.

Last modified: 5/7/2019 7:26:04 PM