Create a category chart

Category charts have two key values and one data value. For example, you could map revenues by area and customer.

  1. Open a new or existing report in Report Designer.
  2. If you are creating a new report, specify the data schema to be used for the report.
  3. From the Tool Box view, drag and drop the Category Chart into a container on the report design.
    The Design Window contains a Chart object and its related Item object (shown as a price tag).
    Figure: Category chart object in the work area

    This figure is a screenshot of a category chart object in the work area.
  4. Select the chart object and enter the values for its properties in the Properties View:
  5. Select the chart's price tag, which represents the item object, and enter the following properties:
    • Key - The data item that summarizes the data. For example, in Figure 1, the key is the category name. The key must be a String.
    • Value - The data item that contains the numbers to be charted. For example, in Figure 1, the value is the unit price. The value must be Numeric.
    • Category Key - Within each key value, the data that you summarize by. For example, in Figure 1, the category key is the sales person's name. The category key must be a String.

    To use a non-string value for Key or Category Key, define a custom string for the key, using the data item in a expression.

What to do next: You must modify the report structure to ensure the chart displays as required.