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How to add a Data Legend to your chart

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December 30, 2015
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Design Approaches, Developer Products, NetCharts Pro

Among the many features of NetCharts is the ability to quickly and easily customize your charts to look exactly the way you want. Available in our charts are two types of legends. In this blog we will show you how simple it is to add a data legend to a chart.

You may have a chart that doesn’t have a legend enabled and now you need to add one to make it easier to interpret the chart data. No worries, it’s very easy to add a legend.

Bar_DataLegend_Before

  1. The only step required is to add a DataLegend parameter into your chart template. This will enable the DataLegend which will appear on the bottom of the chart.

    DataLegend = “ON”;

With the Legend parameter enabled your chart will now look like below:

Bar_DataLegend_After

In this example, the LineSets parameters values of Issued and Application Backlog display as data legend items at the bottom of the chart. This will then automatically be displayed in the Legend once it’s enabled.

Also what makes NetCharts so powerful is the flexibility allowing you to customize further. In this case, the data legend can also be tweaked further to include a DataLegendGridLine to create lines between the data values. As you can see, all these features can be added to customize your legend to appear exactly the way you want.

Also see related blog posts:

How to add a Legend to your chart
How to add Legend interactivity to your charts in NetCharts Pro
How to add Legend interactivity to your charts in NetCharts Designer
Good and Not So Good Ideas of chart design – Legend
Quick and easy ways to enhance the look and interactivity of your charts

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