- Learn more about each tab:
- Graph Type Tab
- Fields Tab
- Levels Tab
- Descriptions Tab
- Options Tab:
- General Tab
- Title Tab
- Legend Tab
- Tooltip Tab
- Drilldown Tab
- Chart/Plot Tab
- Chart Type-Specific Options:
- 2D Bar Chart Options Tab
- 3D Bar Chart Options Tab
- 2D Clustered Bar Options Tab
- 3D Clustered Bar Options Tab
- 2D Stacked Bar Options Tab
- 3D Stacked Bar Options Tab
- Single-Line Chart Options Tab
- Multi-Line Chart Options Tab
- 2D Pie Options Tab
- 3D Pie Options Tab
- Speedometer Options Tab
- Dial Chart Options Tab
This tab allows you to change the labels of various parts of your graph. This screen will look very different depending on your graph type, the number of field selections you have, and the level of detail from which you are pulling.
For each of the fields that will show up on the graph, you will be able to specify a label. By default, m-Painter will use the Field Description given in Field Settings.
However, there are times that you may not be interested in a "static" value. Instead, you can specify to "Get Description from field value." This option is often used when you have specified a "Subtotal" level for data collection.
The dropdown box in the middle allows you to select a database field to use as a label. That value can have a prefix and a suffix added to it with the text boxes on the left and right of the dropdown box. No additional spaces are inserted in between prefixes/suffixes and the field value, so if the prefix is "Product Number" and the value in your table is "A1000", the label will be "Product NumberA1000". To make the label, "Product Number A1000", make sure to add in the space in your prefix so it is "Product Number".
Clustered and stacked bar charts, along with multiple line graphs have this screen:
The top half of the screen is for the label on the individual fields. These labels will be on the legend and on the tooltip if the label is set to "Item Value".
The bottom half of the screen is the label for each group, and can again be either a field value with optional prefixes or it can be completely free typed, in which case the notes above apply.
Speedometer Type Charts
When a speedometer type chart (speedometer, gauge, LED gauge, thermometer, or cylinder chart) is selected, the following screen is shown:
The label in the top section describes the field value you are using. It is circled in red below.
The bottom section is where you mark the colored ranges of your graph. The From and To fields are numeric ranges, and define the length of the current range. The next field is the color, which can be free typed as a 6-digit hexadecimal value. Alternatively, you can also click on the color wheel next to the field and select a color from a palette.
Note: All of the above fields must be filled in on the speedometer type charts in order for it to display properly.
When creating a combination chart, m-Painter lets you decide how you would like to plot each element. The available options are: Bar, Line, or Area. Simply select the option that is most appropriate for your graph.