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.

Picture showing Graph View, with a bar chart of State/Territory by Sex.


The Graph View screen allows you to:
  • Change the type of graph.
  • Graph by either the table row or column.
  • Change the series (data items) displayed.
  • Download your graph.

The Graph View opens with the Customise Graph pane open. To view the graph only, click on the Hide button Picture showing a button with a cross on it and a word 'Hide' on the right of the button. on the Customise Graph pane.

8.1 Change the type of graph

There are seven graph types available to graph your data:
  • Column graph (this is the default).
  • Stacked column graph.
  • Bar graph.
  • Stacked bar graph.
  • Line graph.
  • Dot graph.
  • Pie graph.
  1. Click in the radio button Picture showing a radio button beside the graph, to make your selection.
  2. Click the Update Graph button Picture showing a button with words "Update Graph" on it.. The screen will refresh with your new graph.

Alternatively, before making any selections, you can tick the Auto box Picture showing a tick box labelled Auto is selected with a green tick.and your graph will automatically update after each selection.

8.2 Graph by either the table row or column

Using 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.

Picture showing Graph by option 'Row' is selected as the Row radio button has a green dot in it. The other option available is Column.

2. Click the Update Graph button Picture showing a button with words "Update Graph" on it.. The graph will refresh and the available data series will now appear in the Selected Series box.

8.3 Change the series (data items) displayed

By default all items included in your table are included in your graph.
    1. Select only the items in the list you wish to graph (de-select the other items). You can select up to a maximum of 216 items.

Picture showing Non-Indigenous option is selected as the Selected series.
    2. Click the Update Graph button Picture showing a button with words "Update Graph" on it.to apply your changes to the graph. The screen will refresh and your new graph will appear.

Alternatively, before making any selections, you can tick the Picture showing tick box labelled Auto is selected with a green tick box and your graph will automatically update after each selection.

8.4 Download your graph

You can download a graph as an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file.
  1. Select the file type you wish to download from the drop down list on the right corner of the screen.
    Picture highlighting a combo box at the top right corner.
  2. Click the Go button Picture showing a button with word 'Go' on it..
    Picture showing Download Graph combo box with option Adobe Acrobat File (.pdf) selected. On the right of the box, is a button with a word 'Go' on it.
  3. Select the location on your computer to save the file and enter a file name.

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.