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The display options main tab defines parameters affecting the summary for the report and the graphs in the report. The options available depend on the selected Chart type. A sample chart is shown at the bottom of the page that reflects the selected options.

Options common to all charts

  • Number precision: The number of digits after the decimal point to show for labels in the chart. For example, if the label for a bar is value 10.235 and number precision is set to 1, then the label for the bar will be 10.2.

Background for 2D charts:

For two dimensional charts, the chat background of the chart can be set to a solid color or to an image. If both options are set for the same chart, only the image option will be reflected in the chart.

  • Background color: The color to set as the  background for the chart. The background for the legend will also be set to the color specified.

  • Background image: The image to use as the background for the chart. If the image size does not match the size of the chart, then the image will be stretched to match the chart horizontal and vertical dimensions.

Options for bar charts

  • Vary bar color: varies the color of the bars in the chart based on the x-axis label for the bar rather than the data series associated with the bar. For charts with a single data series, each bar in the chart will have a color based on the colors in the palette.

  • Stack bars: show the data series in the bar chart stacked above each other instead of side by side.

  • Show series sum: When the chart is a stacked bar chart, the sum of the value for each bar for a given category (i.e., position on the X axis) can be shown above the bars.

  • Label style: The style to apply to the series sum when it is shown.

  • 3D: Controls if the chart is shown in 2D or 3D

  • Fill mode: Specifies how the bars in the chart are filled in. This option is available for 2D bar charts only.




  • Show labels: Controls if the bars are labeled with their values

  • Orientation: Controls the orientation (vertical or horizontal) of the bar chart

Options for pie charts:

Options for line charts

Options for radial charts

Constant lines

In two dimensional bar and line charts, lines with constant values for the Y-axis can be added to the chart. These lines can be used to display meaningful thresholds of values or the average values for the series in the chart. Constant lines are shown in the chart legend in the order in which they are listed in the constant line table.

Example: Horizontal set as the average of the first series in the chart -- 25 = average (10, 25, 40)


In two dimensional bar and line charts, strips of color can be added to the chart. For bar charts, strips can be added to the Y axis. For line charts, strips can be added to either the X axis or the Y axis. Strips can be used to display meaningful ranges of values in the chart (e.g., low, medium, and high ranges of values). Strips are displayed in the diagram for the chart only and are not referenced in the legend for the chart.

       - Solid: the strip is filled with a solid color

       - Gradient: the strip is filled with a gradient based on the selected color

       - Hatched: the strip if filled with a hatch pattern bade on the selected color.

Example: chart with three strips for ranges 0 to 20, 20 to 40, and 40 to 80