Define width of bar on barchart

Bradley Dixon shared this idea 3 years ago
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Hi Guys,


At the moment there is no way of setting the maximum width of a bar on a bar chart. Sometimes when the display varies from 5 bars down to 1 bar on the chart, via filtering, it would be good to set the maximum width of the bar so when one bar is displayed it does not automatically take up the entire area.

Brad

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Hi Brad,


This is something we have discussed in the past, but we believe there are more display cons than pros when hard coding a width.

E.g. If you return more than what would fit, it's just not going to work. If you return less than expected you will have what would look like a cut-off chart.

So this is something we are not planning on implemented.


However in saying this, with 7.3+, you will be able to use your own js charts, so you can essentially create whatever you wanted, as long as you can code it.

Sorry for the bad news, but appreciate the feedback.


Regards,

David

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Hi David,

Just to clarify this one I am not asking to specify a fixed width of a column on a chart. What I require is the ability to set a maximum width. If the column width is wider than the maximum it should not cause issues:

If default column width by yellowfin > maximum defined by user then set column width = maximum defined

If default column width by yellowfin < maximum defined by user then set column width = default column width by yellowfin

Are you able to check this logic again with the devs.

Brad

On 22 March 2017 at 15:09, Yellowfin Support wrote:

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HI Brad,


Thanks for the extra info, thought unfortunately, it's still not something that is currently planned.

Will keep you posted if anything changes.


Regards,

David

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Hello,

Any progress on this ... I would also like a max. width for bars to be optionally set.

Currently I am working on a report on a questionnaire where different questions have different numbers of possible answers. One questions is presented like so ...

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With immediate below it a question with a little more options as answers is presented like this ...

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Followed by a question where no answers are given ( NULL) so the chart looks like ...

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Having an option to define a max. width for each bar would certainly make this report beter readable ...

Maybe you can look at this again as I do not see why this would be an issue. It would be optional so the current behavior would be retained and only in cases like above it would be altered.

Thanks for looking into this.

Regards,

JeRoen

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This is actually something of a must - you allow a setting for Minimum Width and Maximum Width and you allow a setting for horizontal scrolling of the chart - its up to the end user if this is acceptable or not

Currently the single wide bar is visually horrendous

We use Hierarchies in a lot of our Charts and going from 1 or 2 to 20 makes everything look awful

This is a high priority improvement for us

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Thanks everyone for the additional use-cases!

We have now committed to include this in our V9 release. Once the release is out and ready to download I'll update this post.


Appreciate all the feedback on this idea.


Regards,

David

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Thanks David - that is Fantastic News!

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Hi Guys,


Just letting you know this has now been implemented in v9. The bar will no longer max out when drilling to a single dimension.

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If you run into any issues, or have further questions on this, please let us know.


Regards,

David