8. Working with graphs
|The Graph View screen can be accessed by clicking on the Graph View tab. The Graph View function allows you to view the data contained in your table in a variety of graph formats. |
The graph is not interactive (i.e. you cannot click on it) but you can customise the graph and define which data are graphed using the Customise Graph pane.
Note: Graphs in TableBuilder display a maximum of 216 data items. If your table contains more than 216 data items you need to reduce the number of data items in your table or export your table to another software application with graph functionality.
The Graph View screen allows you to:
The Graph View opens with the Customise Graph pane open. To view the graph only, click on the Hide button on the Customise Graph pane.
8.1 Change the type of graphThere are seven graph types available to graph your data:
Alternatively, before making any selections, you can tick the Auto box and your graph will automatically update after each selection.
8.2 Graph by either the table row or columnUsing the Customise Graph pane you can select which series to display in the graph and whether to graph by row or column.
Graphing by row or column (for a column graph)
Graphing by Row places the items from your table rows on the x axis of your graph and the values on the y axis. The items from your table columns appear in the selected series list box.
Graphing by Column places the items from your table columns on the x axis of your graph and the values make up the y axis. The items from your table rows appear in the selected series list box.
1. Select whether to graph by row or column by ticking the appropriate radio button.
2. Click the Update Graph button . The graph will refresh and the available data series will now appear in the Selected Series box.
8.3 Change the series (data items) displayedBy default all items included in your table are included in your graph.
Alternatively, before making any selections, you can tick the box and your graph will automatically update after each selection.
8.4 Download your graphYou can download a graph as an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file.
TIP: A graph is only current for the session in which it is created; it cannot be uploaded to TableBuilder in future sessions. To access the same graph for a future session you need to save the table used to create the graph in Table View. At a later date, re-open the saved table and click on the Graph View tab to view the graph again.
To open your graph in PDF format, you will need the Adobe Reader software. If Adobe Reader is not installed on your computer, you can download the latest version for your operating system from the Adobe website http://www.adobe.com.