A chart is a graphical representation of data, in which the data is represented by symbols, such as bars in a bar chart, lines in a line chart, or slices in a pie chart. A chart can represent numeric data, functions or some kinds of qualitative structure and provides different info.
Charts are placed into Forms using the chart tag.
A chart image can be automatically generated from the variable data, supplied by the XML file, thereby implementing the business logic on the chart values.
Chart tags are independent of Script tags but can use scripts for data manipulation purposes.
To work with charts, you must first install Microsoft Chart Controls for Microsoft.NET Framework 3.5 (MSCHARTS).
You can add column, line, pie or stacked column type charts, 2 or 3 dimensional, define the resolution (in dpi) of the chart and format each chart type.
It is possible, depending on the chart type, to change the font size, color and font type for X and Y axis, titles, values and description. In some cases it is also possible to change the location or directionality of the text.
Column /Line type Chart