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If you have Submit or higher permission on a model, you can create a chart to analyze its contents. You create charts from the Charts facet of the model's property sheet, and can view them either in that facet or via the Dashboard.


  1. Navigate to the model for which you want to create a chart, click the Charts facet, and then click the + tile.
    Note You must have at least Submit permission (see Granting Access Permissions on Repository Items) for the model for which you want to create the chart to see the + tile. If it is not visible to you, contact your administrator.
  2. Select the appropriate dataset from the list to open it in the Chart Editor.
    Note The datasets in this list are created using the PowerDesigner desktop client. If you require a dataset that is not available, contact your administrator. For detailed information about working with datasets, see Customizing and Extending PowerDesigner > Extension Files > Chart Datasets (Profile).
  3. Select the type of chart you want to use:
    • Column Charts - Standard, stacked, and 2 Y-Axes column charts.
    • Line Charts - Standard, area, combined column, 2 Y-Axes, and combined column and 2 Y-Axes line charts.
    • Pie Charts - Pie and donut charts.
    • Scatter Charts - Scatter and bubble charts.
    • Map Charts - Heat and tree maps.
  4. Select appropriate measures and dimensions. The chart will dynamically update as you make changes to its parameters.
    Note For examples of measures and dimensions, see Chart Examples).
  5. Once you are happy with your chart, click Save to publish it and make it available to other users on the model property sheet Charts facet and in the Dashboard (see The Dashboard).
    Note You can subsequently edit the chart by opening it from the Charts facet and clicking the Edit tool in the top toolbar. You cannot edit a chart when it is opened from the Dashboard.