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Ad Hoc View – Chart Format – Labels

Charts are useful tools for graphically displaying information. Sometimes, you may wish to change the format of your charts, beyond the basic options. There are many options available within the Chart Format tool.


Step 1.  Open or create a new ad hoc view (refer to the Creating Ad Hoc Views article for further information) Step 2. Click on the Select Visualisation Type icon in the top menu
Visualisation Type Icon
The Select Visualisation Type window is displayed
Step 3. Select the required chart type from the list. You can select a category on the left to narrow down the list. Step 4. Select the required chart Step 5. Add the required fields and measures to your chart. Default Chart Step 6. To change the chart format, click the options dropdown. Select Chart Options Step 7. Select Chart Format Chart Format The Axis tab is displayed Chart Format Axis tab For information on formatting using the Axis tab, refer to the Ad Hoc View – Chart Format – Axis article. Step 8. Click on the Labels tab Chart Format Labels tab The labels tab allows you to change the look of your chart by configuring the labels. Update the entry in one of the fields (see below). Click Apply for the changes to appear on your chart. Click OK to save the changes and exit. Legend Options:
  • Legend Position
    • Select a Position for the legend to appear, bottom, top, right, left or none
  • Show Legend Border
    • Check the box to display a border around the legend details
legend display options Measures Options:
  • Show measure name when only one measure is present
    • When only one measure is included in your chart, choose whether the display the name of the measure (e.g. income amount)
  • Show measure name on value axis
    • Choose whether to display the measure name on the value axis
Measure chart options General Options:
  • Auto-scale label font size
    • Choose whether to automatically scale the font size

Further information

For more information on working with chart formats, refer to the following articles:
Updated on April 30, 2020

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