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Inserting Charts

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Crystal Reports enables you to include sophisticated, colorful charts in your reports. Not only is charting a means of presenting data — it is also an analysis tool. Users can drill-down on a chart, or a chart's legend, for detailed information.

You can chart on the following:

  • summary and subtotal fields
  • detail, formula, and Running Total fields
  • Cross-Tab summaries
Note   You can chart on OLAP data in other versions of Crystal Reports. Crystal Reports for Visual Studio .NET does not support OLAP grids.

When you add a chart to your report, you will typically chart on summary and subtotal information at the group level.

To insert a chart

  1. Right-click in the Report Designer, point to Insert and click Chart.
  2. In the Type tab, select the Chart Type.
  3. Select Automatically set chart options if you want the Chart Expert to use default options on the Axes and Options tabs.
  4. Click the Data tab.
  5. In the Placement area, specify how often your chart appears on the report, then click Header or Footer to specify where to place your chart.
  6. In the Layout area, select the Chart Layout.
  7. In the Data area, specify the database fields you want to use as conditions.
  8. If the Axes and Options tabs appear, you can customize some of the chart's properties, such as scaling of the axes, the legend, and the data points.
  9. Click the Text tab. Accept the default title information or add new titles to your chart.
  10. Click OK.

See Also

Chart Layouts | Chart Types