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  • Bar Chart

    Hi again, regarding my last post asking how to convert the Interactive Pie chart to a Interactive Bar chart. The actual task is to display this chart on the actual form containing the live field data.
    On the press of a button, I run a script which generates random numbers, and as the data contained in 20 numeric fields changes, I want the Bar chart to instantly reflect those changes.
    Any advice most welcome.

    Fred

  • #2
    Re: Bar Chart

    Hi Fred,

    Have you built a Bar Chart yet?

    If yes what was the data source?

    You can make the code for the Chart run from a button instead of the OnFetch event.
    Regards
    Keith Hubert
    Alpha Guild Member
    London.
    KHDB Management Systems
    Skype = keith.hubert


    For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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    • #3
      Re: Bar Chart

      Hi Keith, thanks for your reply. All I have done so far is modify the existing code for the Interactive Pie Chart, but I would prefer a Bar chart in this application. The reason I want an interactive chart is that as soon as the data changes on the existing form, it is instantly reflected in the chart. I have managed to create similar charts that work from buttons, but in this instance I need an Interactive one.

      Regards
      Fred

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      • #4
        Re: Bar Chart

        Hi Fred,

        Have you looked at the Bar Graph in Alpha Sports?

        It is found from the Miscellaneous Examples button, Main Menu.
        Regards
        Keith Hubert
        Alpha Guild Member
        London.
        KHDB Management Systems
        Skype = keith.hubert


        For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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        • #5
          Re: Bar Chart

          Thanks Keith, I will have a look now.

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          • #6
            Re: Bar Chart

            Originally posted by Keith Hubert View Post
            Hi Fred,

            Have you looked at the Bar Graph in Alpha Sports?

            It is found from the Miscellaneous Examples button, Main Menu.
            In addition to Keith's suggestion I suggest that you look at look at Alpha5's "Sample andTutorial Databases: Learning xDialog and Using ActiveX Controls on Forms They have examples of interative active charts using both SimpleChart and Microsoft Chart.

            Truman

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            • #7
              Re: Bar Chart

              OK my friend, I will have another look at that.

              Thanks

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              • #8
                Re: Bar Chart

                The interactive pie chart example in the help files is a great place to try out. Beware however that
                a) you need microsft office on your machine
                b) you need to know the name of the office chart activex, and substitute it in the line
                Code:
                Graph.class="owc.chart"
                on my machine this would be
                Code:
                Graph.class="owc11.chartspace.11"
                then it works

                you can easily, even dynamically, change the pie chart to a bar or other type of graph by changing the value in the line
                Code:
                 Chart.Type = 18
                to other values as in the list http://support.alphasoftware.com/alp...ed_Chart_Types
                hope this helps

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                • #9
                  Re: Bar Chart

                  Hi Lance, I am using MS OFFICE PRO 2007. I can't seem to get the microsoft charts working.
                  Is Graph.class="owc11.chartspace.11" refer to my version.
                  Thanks
                  Regards
                  Fred

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                  • #10
                    Re: Bar Chart

                    Hi Fred,

                    Don't know as did not bother to upgrade to office 2007 after beta testing.

                    To check your version. Create a blank form (based on any table), add an activex control to it, a dialog will open with all activex controls available on your machine, click the by name radio button at the top, then filter button at the bottom, enter something like *.chart and press ok. you should see a shortened list of controls, the one that begins with owc is the name you want.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Bar Chart

                      Ok Lance, I will try that.
                      Thanks

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