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Advanced Configuration Properties

Following is a comprehensive list of advanced configuration properties for the Presto built-in Chart, Gauge and Sparkline views. Not all properties are available for each view.

Advanced configuration properties for charts only apply to desktop views. They do not affect phone or tablet views.

Basic configuration properties, such as Caption, apply to views for all devices (desktop, phone and tablet).

Background

Background Color

Both the primary, and optional secondary background colors for the chart. The default primary color is white.

This property has both a sample color button that allows you to select a color and a field that lists the hexadecimal value(s) of the color(s) you have selected.

If you want to use a gradient in the background, add a secondary color. Or delete the code for the primary color and add a different primary color.

Background Transparency

How opaque each background color is as a percentage (0-100%). Zero is fully transparent and 100 is fully opaque.

Show Border

Determines whether there is a border around the entire chart. Defaults to true.

Border Transparency

How opaque the chart border is as a percentage (0-100%). Zero is fully transparent and 100 is fully opaque.

Border Thickness

The thickness of the chart border in points.

Background Gradient Ratio

Ratio, as a percentage, for the primary and secondary colors in a background using a gradient.

Background Gradient Angle

Angle of the gradient of background colors in degrees from 0-360. Default is 180 (horizontal gradient).

Canvas

Canvas Color

For charts with a grid and axes, the primary and optional secondary color of the background inside these axes. The default primary color is white.

This property has both a sample color button that allows you to select a color and a field that lists the hexadecimal value(s) of the color(s) you have selected.

If you want to use a gradient in the background, add a secondary color. Or delete the code for the primary color and add a different primary color.

Canvas Transparency

How opaque the primary or secondary background colors are inside the axes as a percentage (0-100%). Zero is fully transparent and 100 is fully opaque.

Text Formatting

Base Font

Font family for all data labels within the chart. This is also the default font for captions and tick labels, unless the Caption/Tick Label Font property is set.

Base Font Size

Base font size in points, from 8-72, for all data labels within the chart. This is also the color for captions unless the Caption/Tick Label Font Size property is set.

Base Font Color

Color for all data labels within the chart. This is also the color for captions unless the Caption/Tick Label Color property is set.

Caption/Tick Label Font

Font family for captions and tick labels within the chart. If you omit this property, caption and tick labels default to the Base Font.

Caption/Tick Label Font Size

Font size in points, from 8-72, for captions and tick labels in the chart. If you omit this property, caption and tick labels default to the Base Font Size

Caption/Tick Label Color

Color for all captions and tick labels in the chart. If you omit this property, caption and tick labels default to the Base Font Color

Number of Decimals

The number of decimal places to use in all numeric labels in the chart.

Format Number Scale

Truncate numbers and use K (thousands) and M (millions) symbols to indicate proper values.

Format Number

Use thousand and decimal separators in numeric labels.

Force Decimals

Ensure all numeric labels have all decimal places, adding 0 where needed. If the number of decimals is 2, for example, a numeric value of 2.4 would display as 2.40 with this property set.

This is false by default.

Decimal Separator

The symbol to use as the decimal point. Defaults to dot = a period.

Thousands Separator

The symbol to use as a separator for thousands and subsequent multiples. Defaults to comma.

Show Percent Values

Determines whether numeric values are shown as a percentage or a simple value. False by default.

Lower Limit Display

The text to display for the chart lower limit instead of the lower limit number.

Upper Limit Display

The text to display for the chart upper limit instead of the lower limit number.

Layout

Chart Top Margin

Space at the top of the chart in pixels.

Chart Right Margin

Space on the right side of the chart in pixels.

Chart Bottom Margin

Space at the bottom of the chart in pixels.

Chart Left Margin

Space on the left side of the chart in pixels.

Canvas Top Margin

For charts with a grid and axes, the space in pixels at the top between the grid and any chart areas with captions or borders.

Canvas Right Margin

For charts with a grid and axes, the space in pixels to the right between the grid and any chart areas with captions or borders.

Canvas Bottom Margin

For charts with a grid and axes, the space in pixels at the bottom between the grid and any chart areas with captions or borders.

Canvas Left Margin

For charts with a grid and axes, the space in pixels to the left between the grid and any chart areas with captions or borders.

Logo URL

Supplies a logo for the chart.

Logo Position

The position for your logo on the chart. This defaults to the top-left corner.

Logo Transparency

How opaque the logo is as a percentage (0-100%). Zero is fully transparent and 100 is fully opaque.

Logo Scale

Change the scale (0-300) of externally loaded logo at run-time

Show Shadow

Displays or hides (default) a shadow for the gauge in the chart.

Gauge Width

The horizontal space in pixels for a gauge.

Gauge Height

The vertical space in pixels for a gauge.

Labels

Show Labels

Determines whether text labels for the bars, lines, wedges or other graphical objects in this chart are displayed. True by default.

Show Values

Determines whether data values for the bars, lines, wedges or other graphical objects in this chart are displayed. True by default.

Show Tooltip

A tool-tip displays more information on mouseover for data points. True by default

Label Display

Controls how text labels are displayed, in combination with Slant Labels:

  • Wrap = the default format. This wraps long labels into multiple lines. Labels are displayed in a horizontal line.

  • Rotate = rotates labels to either a 45 or a 90 degree angle, based on the Slant Label property.

  • Stagger = alternates the line on which labels are displayed to provide more room for long labels. Labels are displayed in two horizontal lines.

Slant Labels

Determines the degree of text label rotation when Label Display is Rotate. The default is true which gives a 45 degree slant. If false labels are rotated 90 degrees. See also Rotate Values.

Rotate Values

Numeric values are displayed horizontally when false (the default). If true, numbers are rotated 90 degrees.

Tooltip Background Color

The color to use as a background for tooltips (see Show Tooltips for more information). Defaults to white.

This property has a sample color button that allows you to select a color.

Tooltip Border Color

The color to use as a border around tooltips(see Show Tooltips for more information). Defaults to white.

This property has a sample color button that allows you to select a color.

Tooltip Sep Char

The character, such as a comma, to separate the name and value displayed in the tooltip.

Series Name in Tooltip

Determines whether the names for the series, columns or fields that are represented in the chart appear in tooltips. Defaults to no.

Show Tooltip Shadow

Determines whether tooltips should appear with a drop shadow. Defaults to no.

Show Legend

Determines whether to include a legend relating colors used in the chart to the series, columns or fields that are represented by that color. Defaults to yes.

Legend Caption

Enter a caption, if needed, for the legend. This is empty by default.

Legend Background Color

The color to use as a background for the legend. Defaults to white.

This property has a sample color button that allows you to select a color.

Legend Position
  • Bottom = centered at the bottom of the canvas area.

  • Right = vertically centered to the right of the canvas area.

Legend Allow Drag

Determines whether users can drag the legend to other positions in the chart. This defaults to no.

Legend Marker Circle

Determines whether the legend uses square markers to show colors or circles. Default to no, which means square color markers are used.

Reverse Legend

Determines whether the order of colors is reversed or not. Defaults to no, indicating that colors are shown in the same order in which you added series, colomns or fields to the chart.

Legend Background Alpha

How opaque the legend backround is as a percentage (0-100%). Zero is fully transparent and 100 is fully opaque.

Legend Border Color

The color to use in the border around the legend. Defaults to white. This property uses a sample color button that allows you to select a color.

Legend Border Thickness

The thickness, in pixels of the border. This is empty by default, indicating no border.

Legend Border Alpha

How opaque the legend border is as a percentage (0-100%). Zero is fully transparent and 100 is fully opaque.

Legend Shadow

Whether the legend should have a drop shadow. This defaults to yes.

Legend Scroll Background Color

The color to use as the background for the scroll bar. Defaults to white. This property uses a sample color button that allows you to select a color.

Legend Scroll Bar Color

The color to use in the bar of the scroll bar. Defaults to white. This property uses a sample color button that allows you to select a color.

Legend Scroll Button Color

The color to use in up/down buttons of the scroll bar. Defaults to white. This property uses a sample color button that allows you to select a color.

Enable Smart Labels

Whether to use (true the default) smart lines in funnel charts.

Caption Padding

Space in pixels between the caption and/or sub-caption and the top of Pyramid charts.

Pyramid Y Scale

Sets the three dimensional perspective of the pyramid, in degrees from 0-40.

Show Tick Marks

Displays ticks within the scale of the chart to help relate the size or placement of chart objects to a scale.

Show Tick Labels

Displays tick values. True by default.

Tick Value Distance

Distance between tick values and tick marks.

Advanced

Palette Colors

Allows you to pick multiple colors to use as fill colors for columns, bars, wedges, lines, areas and other graphic objects in some charts.

To add a color:

  1. Click the color swatch.

  2. Find a color in the window that opens and close the window when you have the right color.

  3. Click Add Color. This adds a swatch to the list along with the hexadecimal value for this color.

Colors get added in order and correspond to specific series of data. For pie or doughnut charts, the list of colors simply repeats through the wedges.

Click a color in the list to delete it.

Palette

Pre-defined color palettes for chart backgrounds and labels.

Animation

Determines whether the chart rendering is animated (true by default) or not. Nonanimated rendering may pause until the entire chart can be displayed.

Smart Line Color

For pie and doughnut charts, the color of lines connecting labels to a wedge.

Smart Line Thickness

For pie and doughnut charts, the thickness in pixels of lines connecting labels to a wedge.

Smart Line Transparency

For pie and doughnut charts, the opacity, from 0-100, as a percentage of lines connecting labels to a wedge. Zero is fully transparent and 100 is fully opaque. If not set, this is fully opaque.

Smart Line Slanted

For pie and doughnut charts, determines how the lines connecting labels to wedges are bent. Slanted is the default which allows different angles. Slanted uses 90 degree bends only.

Is Sliced

Determines whether funnel slices are sliced-out or not (default).

Is Hollow

Determines whether funnel slices are hollow or filled (default).

Stream Limit Data

Whether to present the data as streamlined data or as section data. Section by default.

Use Same Slant Angle

Assigns identical slant angles to all slices.

Show Plot Border

Whether to show a border around two-dimensional funnel charts.

Plot Border Thickness

Border thickness in pixels for two-dimensional funnel charts.

High Color

The color to use for the high value column in Sparkline Column charts.

Low Color

The color to use for the low value column in Sparkline Column charts.

Win Color

The color to use for win columns in Win/Loss Sparkline charts.

Loss Color

The color to use for loss columns in Win/Loss Sparkline charts.

Gantt Pane Duration Unit

The time unit that is used in a Gantt chart timeline. This defaults to Month.

Gantt Pane Duration

The number of time units to include in a Gantt chart timeline.

Slack Fill Color

If you include percentage of completion statistics for a Gantt chart, this is the color used to fill the bars for the uncompleted portions of tasks.

Show Slack as Fill

Determines whether uncompleted portions of tasks are shown with fill color or not. This defaults to true. This is only applicable if you include percentage of completion statistics for the Gantt chart.

Show Percent Label

Determines whether a label with the percentage of completion is shown for tasks in a Gantt chart. Defaults to No. This is only applicable if you include percentage of completion statistics for the Gantt chart.

Show Task Start Date

Determines whether a label with the start date is shown for tasks in a Gantt chart. Defaults to No.

Show Task End Date

Determines whether a label with the end date is shown for tasks in a Gantt chart. Defaults to No.