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    Hello,
    I have a table (sum_archive) that has 2 fields: Sum_Date and Sum_Amount. This holds a sum of balances from several different accounts by date. I am interested in creating either a bar chart or XY chart to see the change over time.

    I have looked at the Alphasport example, and emulated it with a form based upon my sum_archive table and using the SimpleChartLite AxisChart4 control. I have tried to copy the code from Alphasport and plug in my values but I really can't make any sense of the Oninit script functions that I believe generates the graph. Is there a resource that can help with this or can someone point me to how to do this?

    Thanks.
    Mike W
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    Re: charts with ActiveX

    Hi Mike,

    Can you post some sample data and I will show you how it is done.
    Regards
    Keith Hubert
    Alpha Guild Member
    London.
    KHDB Management Systems
    Skype = keith.hubert


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    • #3
      Re: charts with ActiveX

      Thanks Kieth!!
      Mike W
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      • #4
        Re: charts with ActiveX

        Hi Mike,

        Here is Simple Chart sample. It does use full version.

        I have created a bar chart with the values from the same month from each of three years.

        The dummy table would need to be populated with fresh data but the concept remains the same. Zap the table and append with the required data that you want displayed.

        I have on another app, a routine to ask the user for start and end dates to be used as part of the filter in the append rotine.
        Regards
        Keith Hubert
        Alpha Guild Member
        London.
        KHDB Management Systems
        Skype = keith.hubert


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        • #5
          Re: charts with ActiveX

          Hi Kieth,
          Thanks for the effort, but I get an error (see pic).
          Mike W
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          • #6
            Re: charts with ActiveX

            Hi Mike,

            I have done this now in the Light version and works on my machine.
            Regards
            Keith Hubert
            Alpha Guild Member
            London.
            KHDB Management Systems
            Skype = keith.hubert


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            • #7
              Re: charts with ActiveX

              Kieth,
              Atta BOY! That's got it! Thanks a bunch!
              Mike W
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              • #8
                Re: charts with ActiveX

                Mike, that looks great.

                You can do a whole lot more with the full version

                Pleased to have been of service.
                Regards
                Keith Hubert
                Alpha Guild Member
                London.
                KHDB Management Systems
                Skype = keith.hubert


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                • #9
                  Re: charts with ActiveX

                  My next step is to find out how to do a line graph and have the X axis which is dates have meaningful spacing based on the date value so the graph is more truly representative of time span. Since I don't have a clue how this ActiveX stuff works, I believe this is a pipe dream at the moment until a lot more education flows through me.
                  Mike W
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