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  • bar chart on report

    I am pretty new to alpha five, but I have figured a lot out in the past 2 weeks.
    I have one problem I have not figured how to get past and that is getting a bar chart onto a report. I followed the example in the help file and I have a bar chart that pops up in a dialog box, but I want to have the chart on my report.

    Is there a way to get it out of that dialog box and on to the activex box I had made on the report?

    Can anyone tell me if I am even on the right track here?

    If someone could write up a quick example of either a microsoft chart or simple chart that displays on the report, that would be appreciated.

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    Re: bar chart on report

    Hi Jon,

    Welcome to Alpha.

    The Simple Chart that ships with Alpha is the lite version as does not print.

    To be able to print you will need to purchase the full version from SimpleCharts. It is not expensive and will add a lot of power to your reports.

    Let us know when you get it if you and need extra help.
    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 on report

      Will the Microsoft office charts print? I believe the bar chart I made by following the example in the help file uses Microsoft office charts; unfortunately its floating in a dialog box and not actually on the report.
      What I'm looking for is help getting it there.

      Or is simple charts the only good option? I would prefer to not have to buy anything at this point.

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        Re: bar chart on report

        Keith,
        The Simple Chart that ships with Alpha is the lite version as does not print.
        We maybe are looking at two different things as I can print bar and pie charts using the SimpleChartLite that is shipped with Alpha.
        Mike
        __________________________________________
        It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
        It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
        Henry David Thoreau
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        • #5
          Re: bar chart on report

          Does anyone on here have experience using Microsoft office charts?

          A little help getting a bar graph on a report would be appreciated...

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          • #6
            Re: bar chart on report

            Jon,
            Here are is an example with two variations of charts on a report. The activeX control is the SimpleChartLite (Xaxis4 I think?) that Mike described. Hope it helps.
            Mike W
            __________________________
            "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

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            • #7
              Re: bar chart on report

              Originally posted by Mike Wilson View Post
              Jon,
              Here are is an example with two variations of charts on a report. The activeX control is the SimpleChartLite (Xaxis4 I think?) that Mike described. Hope it helps.
              yes, thank you so much. This looks like exactly what I was needing to see.



              So would the full version of SimpleChart have more visually appealing graphics?
              Perhaps some 3D bar graphs with some nice textures?

              These graphs look like ones people would have used more than 10 years ago...



              If the full version is better I may need to talk to my boss about getting a license for the standard edition... the enterprise edition has quite a price tag for including just a few graphs on reports. :(

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              • #8
                Re: bar chart on report

                Jon,
                I don't have enterprise edition, and actually generated that example with A5v8.
                Mike W
                __________________________
                "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"

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                • #9
                  Re: bar chart on report

                  Hi Jon,
                  Perhaps some 3D bar graphs with some nice textures?
                  Textures Yes. 3D, No, it does not. I have asked the company about this and they confirmed that they will not be doing this. Bit of a pity really.
                  Last edited by Keith Hubert; 07-21-2009, 06:59 PM.
                  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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                  • #10
                    Re: bar chart on report

                    I think I have this figured out now, thanks to all for their help.
                    Last edited by k4m1k4z3; 07-23-2009, 11:49 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Re: bar chart on report

                      I think any policy that would contain the message that SimpleChart will not be developed any further would have to mean that Alpha starts looking for replacement! That seems rather clear.
                      The OP is completely right that these graphs look like 10 years ago, this is absolute beginners stuff, and it does not matter much which version you have.

                      Support is very very weak (to stay polite), they do not offer code examples for Alpha, instead, they offer a manual with solutions that do not even work with Alpha, technical options are weak, despite its name it is not simple enough to use, and it does not evolve. What more reasons do you need Alpha?

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