SmartIQ KnowledgeHub

Charts or graphs are often used to visually represent data, making documents richer and more engaging while delivering the relevant information very efficiently to the reader. provides the charting question type to draw information from a data source and represent it visually in the generated document.

Example Chart

Document Preparation

Before using the charting question, you must prepare the document by adding a placeholder where the chart is to be inserted. Make sure your placeholder is positioned with enough space for the size of the chart, and that the paragraph where the placeholder is positioned has all the appropriate justification and spacing settings.

Usage

The charting question is driven by data, so ensure you have a data source question configured appropriately. This is usually a multi-row data source, and any data to be used in the chart must be first mapped to answers in the data source question. These are used by the chart to specify the series and category values. The selection type attribute in the Data Source Properties should be set as Multiple Rows for the datas to be used in the chart.

How to add a chart question

Question Properties - Chart

In Question Properties under Chart, set the following properties:

Property
Description / Examples

Title

Type the chart title, which is to appear above the chart.

Palette

Select the color palette for a pie chart. In all other chart types, this property has no effect as you must select a palette or fill colour on the series.

Color

Select the color for the background area around the chart.

Line Style

Select the line style for the border around the entire chart area.

Line Width

Select or type the width in pixels for the border.

Line Color

Select the color for the border.

Question Properties - Legend

In Question Properties under Legend, set the following properties:

Property
Description / Examples

Visible

When checked the legend will display, otherwise it will not.

Position

Select the legend position in the chart area from the drop-down list.

Color

Select the color for the background of the legend.

Line Style

Select the line style for the border around the legend.

Line Width

Select or type the width in pixels for the border.

Line Color

Select the color for the border.

Question Properties - Chart Area

In Question Properties under Chart Area, set the following properties:

Property
Description / Examples

Enable 3D Chart Area

Turns the chart into a viewable 3D chart

Color

Select the color for the background of the chart area.

Line Style

Select the line style for the chart border.

Line Width

Select or type the width in pixels for the border.

Line Color

Select the color for the border.

Question Properties - Value Axis

In Question Properties under Value Axis, set the following properties:

Property
Description / Examples

Hide axis title

Tick to hide the axis title.

Title

Type the axis title to be displayed.

Alignment

Select the alignment of the title, Left, Middle or Right justified to the axis.

Hide axis labels

Hides all labels along the axis.

Hide first and last labels along this axis

Hides only the first and last labels of the axis, which can make the chart appear less cluttered while still providing detailed information.

Line Style

Select the line style for the axis line.

Line Width

Select or type the line width.

Line Color

Select the line color.

Question Properties - Category Axis

In Question Properties under Category Axis, set the following properties:

Property
Description / Examples

Max Height

Set the maximum height of the area for the chart to be placed in the document.

Max Width

Set the maximum width of the area for the chart to be placed in the document.

Units

Select the unit of measure for the height and width.

Multi-Series Chart

The below example shows a chart comparing monthly temperature averages for two different years.

Note:

This example assumes that the user has an existing data source set up to filter the chart with the necessary data. In this example, we have used a simple database table that has monthly average temperatures for 2012 and 2013. Then used a multiple row list box data source to pull the data from the database and into Infiniti.

Please refer to the article Chart question type before continuing.

Simple multi-series temperature chart example:

Add a chart question type.

Rename the chart question and answer to a meaningful name e.g. 'Temp Chart'.
Click to select the chart question and navigate to the properties page.

The series window will now display.

Add the following properties and click Add.

Add another series chart by clicking the add button in the series window. Add the following properties and click OK.

Go back to the properties page and scroll down until you find the Value Axis segment
Add the following properties

Scroll down until you find the Category Axis segment and add the following values.

Add a placeholder onto the chart answer.

Run in produce and the chart should insert into the document and look similar to the screenshot below.

Enabling 3D Chart Area

It is now possible to enable your chart to be in 3D.

Click to select the chart question.
Scroll down to the Chart Area segment in properties
Check the Enable 3D Chart Area checkbox and click OK.

Run in produce, the outputted chart should look similar to the below screenshot.

Updated 4 months ago

Chart


Suggested Edits are limited on API Reference Pages

You can only suggest edits to Markdown body content, but not to the API spec.