When you edit a chart, you use the Chart Designer to view and edit the preview of the chart.
Structure of the Chart Designer
The window of the Chart Designer is structured as follows:
New charts have five data series and six categories by default, regardless of how the data provider is structured.
The preview does not correspond to the results after publishing. The data series and data categories are only sample data used to show you what the effects of formatting are. You see the actual data only after it has been published.
You can expand these groups by clicking on the plus sign in front of the group name. You click on the minus sign to collapse the group again.
Below the list of elements is a short description of the element that is currently selected.
Depending on the element, you can select a value from proposed values or enter your own value (for example, a color).
Below the property area is a short description of the property that is currently selected.
Changing the Size of Areas
You can modify the size of areas in the Chart Designer according to your requirements. For example, you may want to increase the size of the property area so that you can display all properties at once.
Closing the Chart Designer
When you have finished editing a chart, or want to terminate editing, close the Chart Designer and return to the Web Application Designer.
You can close the Chart Designer in the following ways:
Your changes to the chart are saved and the chart designer is closed.
Your changes since you last saved are not retained. The Chart Designer is closed.
You can also close the Chart Designer window using the window title bar. The message dialog box that appears allows you to save or discard your changes.