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  • Stuck with pie chart :(


    since I'm new to A5 and stuck trying to create a pie chart on a web page, I'm hoping somebody can help me ...

    What I need is a pie diagram, which shows the gender distribution of our patients. To achieve this, I have worked through the samples in the online help ("Placing SimpleCharts on a Web Page") and AlphaSports. Unfortunately, I can't seem to code the diagram from the "set.external_record_content_get()" correctly. Nonetheless, I imagine it can't be all that difficult, since querying the distribution of female/male of one table isn't that complicated :o

    Thus my questions in this regard:
    1. Does the set work with active link tables?
    2. How do I code the set.external_record_content_get()?
    3. Anything else I need to observe, to make the diagram work?

    Thanx in advance,

  • #2
    Re: Stuck with pie chart :(


    If you are getting the data from a table, not a set, then you want to use

    The following code produces a histogram, not a pie chart, but you may be able to gleen some insights from it:

    '==== get crlf list of caused by names for all dmrs
    '=== by definition, caused by is All
    Dim vList as C
    vList= table.external_record_content_get("[PathAlias.ADB_Path]\dmr_log","alltrim(to_blame)","",vDateFilter)
    dim vCBList as C
    dim vCount as N
    '==== get a crlf list of unique caused by names
    '==== get number of unique names
    '==== create an array of names and percent or quantity
    dim vCB[vCount] as P
    for each x in vCBList
     vCB[i].qty = word_occurs(vList,x.value) 'count in the original list
    '==== descending sort of array
    '==== add the data to the chart,but limit to the first 15
    if vCount>15
     vCount = 15
    end if
    '==== create the chart
    Dim chartX as P
    chartX = ole.Create("SimpleChartLite.AxisChartGenerator")
    for j=1 to vCount
     chartX.DataSeries.AddBarSeries(vCB[j].name, scFillModeAutoSolid)
     chartX.DataSeries(j).SeriesData.Add(" ",vCB[j].qty)
    next j
    '=== finish creating the chart
    chartX.caption = "Pareto Analysis of DMR's by Responsibility"
    chartX.legendpos = 3 'bottom
    chartX.unitaxislabel = "quantity"
    chartX.height = 400
    chartX.width = 590
    Response.mime_type = "image/jpeg"
    ? chartX.SaveToStream(2)
    delete chartX
    Pat Bremkamp
    MindKicks Consulting


    • #3
      Re: Stuck with pie chart :(

      Hi Pat,

      thank you very much for your help, finally got it right, esp. your example helped at a few critical places :D