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Function documentationFunctions of the Graphic in Interactive Planning Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Use

The graphical display in interactive planning depends on the following factors:

·        It is user-specific.

·        It is planning book-specific.

·        It is data view-specific.

·        It can be used in any of the standard views (statistical forecast, MLR or composite).

Click on a graphical element with the right mouse button to pull down a context menu with functions for that element. There are context menus for:

·        Plotting area

·        Gridlines

·        x axis

·        y axis

The y axis comes preformatted, but you change it.

·        Data lines (if you have selected a data line, its start and end points are marked)

To save the design of the graphic, you must choose Save graphic setting from the table toolbar before you save the data.

Note

Do not change the chart type. The default chart type is Scatter.

The graphic itself is a general SAP Basis function. For detailed information see SAP Graphics (BC-FES_GRA) ® Business Graphics ® Structure linkUser Documentation.

Activities

Toggling between the Graphic and the Table

Q: How can I toggle between the table and the graphic?
A: Click the icon This graphic is explained in the accompanying text Graphic or This graphic is explained in the accompanying text Table.

Displaying both the Graphic and the Table

Q: How can I switch from displaying either the table or the graphic, to displaying both ?
A: Choose Graphic from the table's context menu (to display this menu, right mouse click the top left cell of the table).

Saving Personalized Graphic Settings

Q: When I customize the time axis my customizing changes are not saved. Why not?
A: Customizing changes made interactively are not saved automatically. To save them, choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text before you save the data.

Scrolling

Q: Is the table at the top of the screen automatically synchronized with the graphic below ? If I scroll to earlier / later periods in the table, does the graphic automatically get scrolled as well ?
A: No, there is no automatic synchronization. To scroll the graphic with the table, choose Synchronize table / graphic from the table's context menu (to display this menu, right mouse click the top left cell of the table).

Changing Line Thickness

Q: How can I change the thickness of a line ?
A: Carry out the following steps:

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       1.      Right mouse click the line.

       2.      Choose Format data series.

       3.      In the dialog box, choose the required line thickness in the Style field.

Changing the Background Color of the Historical Horizon

Q: How can I change the background color of the historical horizon?
A: Carry out the following steps:

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       1.      Right mouse click on the vertical line dividing the historical period and the forecast period.

       2.      Choose Format Value Range....

       3.      Choose Pattern.

       4.      Choose the required color from the field Color in the Fill box.

Changing the Time Axis

Q: How can I change the time axis ?
A: Carry out the following steps:

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       1.      Right click on the time axis below the graphic.

       2.      Choose Format axis.

       3.      On the Scale tab, deselect the checkbox Width of a day if it is not already deselected.

       4.      Specify the width of a day manually.

       5.      (Re)select Width of a day.

       6.      Click OK.

 

Q: How can I display all the values for the time axis on a single screen (without a scrollbar)?
A: Carry out the following steps:

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       1.      Right click on the time axis below the graphic..

       2.      Choose Format axis.

       3.      On the Scale tab, select the checkbox to the left of Width of a day. Alternatively, change the major and the minor units.

 

Q: Can I change the x axis formatting by changing the time scale type?
A: No. Leave Time as the value axis scale type.

Changing the Values of Points Interactively

Q: How can I change the value of a point in the graphic interactively ?
A: Carry out the following steps:

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       1.      Click on the line for which you want to change a value.

The points on the line are marked with a black box.

       2.      Click on the point whose value you want to change.

       3.      Change the value of the point by dragging it to the required position.

Information about the current date and time as well as the key figure value at that point appears in a small box.

Note: Not all values can be changed interactively. You cannot change values in Display mode or for an Output only row.

Using the Legend

Q: Are changes to the legend settings saved automatically?
A: Only if you save the graphical settings by clicking before saving the data.

 

The default setting for the legend is Show on demand. That means that an icon This graphic is explained in the accompanying text for the legend is displayed to the right of the graphic and when this icon is selected the legend is displayed.

 

Q: How can I get the legend to display automatically?
A: Carry out the following steps:

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       1.      Right mouse click the plotting area.

       2.      Choose Chart options.

       3.      On the Legend tab, click the desired legend type.

       4.      Deselect Show on demand.

       5.      Click OK.

 

Q: How can I print the legend ?
A: Carry out the following steps:

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       1.      Right mouse click the plotting area.

       2.      Choose Chart Options.

       3.      Choose Legend.

       4.      Deselect Show on demand.

       5.      Select a legend and press OK.

       6.      Click on the graphic with the right mouse button.

       7.      Choose Print preview to see how the graphic will look when printed.

       8.      Click on the graphic with the right mouse button

       9.      Choose Print.

Changing the Range of Values Displayed on the Y Axis

Q: How can I specify the maximum and minimum values on the Y axis so that I can include all the values that interest me in the range of values displayed ?
A: Carry out the following steps:

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       1.      Right click the Y axis.

       2.      Choose Format axis.

       3.      On the Scale tab, deselect the checkboxes to the right of the labels Maximum and Minimum.

       4.      Enter the required range of values in the fields to the right of these labels.

       5.      Click OK.

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