do youn know how I can format the line weight of a line-diagram? is this possible in filemaker 12 or even 11?
Can I also determine the line color of the line-diagram? I found only "line-styles", without any possibility to modifiy that.
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Do you mean a line chart?
yes, I mean a line chart. I wonder that I did not found any way to determine the line weight of the line-chart. CAn you help me?
Native FileMaker charts don't currently allow directly control over the thickness of the lines, nor direct control over the color of a data series. You can kind of work around the color issue by inserting blank data series in between to get to a color close to the one you want, but the line thickness issue you're kind of stuck with.
There are some other options using online tools like Google Charts that may give you more control.
Do you know if Filemaker plans to improve its function?
to use Google Charts, may I have to be online to visualize the chart or works it also offline?
if it works only online, what tool can I use offline?
I can't speak for FileMaker's future plans. Whether, or when, they will make improvements to any particular feature would be known only to them.
However, FileMaker is always improving their product. And, pretty high on the list of requests has been more control over charting. So chances are good we'll see some improvements in this area.
You're right; the various web-based tools such as Google Charts work only when you have a web connection. For offline charting, you can either use the FileMaker native tools, or take a snapshot of the chart as it existed the last time you had a connection and store that in a container field or as a PDF (for example).
Sorry I don't have better news.
ok, thanks, so I will use Google Charts when I am online and in this way I will make the pdf
Have you an example how to implement Google Charts in Filemaker?
This could be the fastest way to me to learn it.
Mike Duncan has a good example on his page:
oberrauch_bernhard wrote: if it works only online, what tool can I use offline?
There are numerous tools you can use offline, some using the web-viewer to display charts generated by Flash, some based on plugins. Here are just the first few that come to mind:
Thanks, Michael. Good reference list.
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