Report Editor - Chart Help
A chart control is a graphical representation of data, in which the data is represented by symbols, such as bars, lines, slices or surfaces. A chart can represent tabular numeric data, functions or some kinds of qualitative structures.
You can use charts in the report to ease understanding of large quantities of data and the relationships between parts of the data. Because charts can usually be read more quickly than the raw data that they are produced from. You can use them a wide variety of fields. Certain types of charts are more useful for presenting a given data set than others. For example, data that presents percentages in different groups (such as “satisfied, not satisfied, unsure”) are often displayed in a pie chart, but may be more easily understood when presented in a horizontal bar chart. On the other hand, data that represents numbers that change over a period of time might be best shown as a line chart.
Using chart control in your report, one can get an easy-to-understand, visual view of business data. Since modern decision makers largely depend on reports with charts for crucial business decisions, you can represent data in most comfortable shape to improve productivity of business processes.