I have a bar chart that charts total monthly disbursements over a 12 month period and don't need 12 different fields in order to do this.
You can set things up so that each bar represents a group of data that uses a summary field (orpossibly a calculaiton field that uses GetSummary) to report the needed subtotals. The same summary field or summary field, calculation field with get summary pair of fields would server for all the bars in your chart.
Thanks, I will have to try something like that. I was beginning to wonder there must be some tricks or collective brilliance to charting, to semi-quote a movie line, "This product may actually cause an entire generation to return to "pencil and paper" .. it's needed, it's welcome, but it's not straight forward.