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Line Charts for Build Your Own Reports

Line charts display changes in data over time. Information appears in a series of data points that are connected by lines. This type of chart is useful for displaying information that changes continuously.

Example

This image is an example of a line chart in the report builder:

Drop Y-Axis

In a line chart, the y-axis can include both text-based  or numeric categories, such as job statuses or total backup size.

Drop X-Axis

In a line chart, the x-axis includes numeric information, such as the start time for a job.

Properties

You can open the Properties dialog box by clicking Edit Properties .

General

Chart Title

Allows you to specify the name of the chart.

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. This box is not editable.

Y-Axis Title

Allows you to specify the label for y-axis data that runs horizontally across the bottom of the chart.

X-Axis Title

Allows you to specify the label for x-axis data that runs vertically up the side of the chart.

Chart Type

By default, displays the type of chart you chose to create. You can change the chart type by selecting another type from the list.

Look and Feel

Show Gridlines

When selected, shows the gridlines in the chart. When cleared, hides the gridlines in the chart.

Smooth Lines

When selected, displays curved lines instead of straight lines. When cleared displays straight lines.

Show Markers

When selected, displays a dot for each data point. When cleared, hides the dot for each data point.

Show Data Labels

When selected, displays the value associated with each data point. When cleared, hides the value associated with each data point.

Show Legend

When selected, displays a legend for the chart information and the Max Legend Label Length and Legend Position settings. When cleared, hides Legend information and settings.

Legend Position

Allows you to configure the placement of the legend in the chart. Can be Top, Bottom, Right or Left.

Max Legend Label Length

Allows you to configure the maximum number of characters in legend labels.

Sorting

Sort By

Data can only be sorted by the x-axis values. This setting is not editable.

Sort Order

Allows you to sort data in ascending or descending order.

Y-Axis

Legend Label

Allows you to specify a name for the legend label related to the data.

Aggregate

Allows you to specify the type of numeric value to display in the data points.

Auto convert values

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

X-Axis

Slant X-Axis Labels

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

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.

Custom Colors

You can configure a color for each x-axis data point.

Custom Code

On Click

Allows you to configure an action on a bar or the entire chart using JavaScript.

Customize Legend Labels

Allows you to configure an action on the legend labels using JavaScript.