m-Power Graphing Version Upgrade

Beginning with the December 2015 update, m-Power begins exclusive support of JavaScript graphs. Due to a lack of support with mobile devices, the previous Flash based graphs are no longer supported. The new graphing logic also includes benefits of improved performance, a new graph type, as well as the support of graph themes.

What this means for me as an m-Power developer

  • -m-Power users who update via the Update executable will already find their graphing package updated automatically. For historical purposes, the old version of graph files can be found in /mrcjava/FusionCharts-old. While mrc will not purge these files for you, you can delete them at your leisure.
  • –If you update m-Power, and do not use the Update.exe, you will need to manually update your graphing library. To do so, rename your current /m-power/mrcjava/FusionCharts folder to /m-power/mrcjava/FusionCharts-old. Next, rename the /m-power/mrcjava/FusionCharts-upgrade folder to /m-power/mrcjava/FusionCharts. That’s it!
  • -Existing graphs that used Flash based logic will automatically use the JavaScript version. As mentioned above, the JavaScript iterations of the graphs offer greater support across all devices.
  • -While the Flash based graphs and the JavaScript graphs look and work largely in the same manner, mrc encourages you to review your graphs to ensure this.
  • -Customers looking to add more style and color to their graphs, have the option to add Graph themes. To add themes, visit the “Options” tab within the Graph visitor and specify a “Theme Name”. Valid entries must be input in all lower case. The choices include:

    • Default (leave blank)
    • Carbon
    • Ocean
    • Zune

    If you are interested in creating/customizing these themes, please contact mrc support to setup a project quote.

New Chart Type

This release also ships with a new graph type, the Single Value Doughnut Chart. This chart is often found in Dashboards and is typically used to graphically represent a percentage. A demo of this graph can be found here. Instructions on how to implement this graph can be found here.

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