Crystal report & Chart color

Posted on 2004-08-10
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi All,

I am developing an application in Crystal report with ASP. Here I am
creating graphs(gantt chart) in Crystal report
and calling it in ASP through the report designer component.
My problem is, I am unable to make the graph with custom colors. Is there
any way to specify the graph content color using some conditions or formula?
Or is it possible to set the chart color programatically?

Please help me,
its urgent..

Jayaraj S
Question by:jayarajsp
  • 3
LVL 42

Expert Comment

ID: 11761830
If you're using the version of Crystal that comes with Visual Studio, then there isn't a way to set them.

If you're using a standalone version of Crystal then you can do it through the designer by rt-clicking on the section and selecting Format -> Select Item and then specify the color desired.


LVL 42

Expert Comment

ID: 11761846
By the way I didn't directly answer, but it isn't possible to set the colors through RDC - it can only be done in the designer.  http://support.businessobjects.com/library/kbase/articles/c2014923.asp


Author Comment

ID: 11782065
Hi frodoman,

You r correct. I think there is no way to generate the color dynamically. I am using crystal report version 10.0. There in the chart color format designer window, we can specify the graph content color. But what I required is to specify the same dynamically...using some conditions.
Because in my gantt chart, I want more than one bars have the same color and next set of bars have another color as they belongs to same group.
If I specify the color through the designer window, it wouldn't update the color of the newly added group data in the data base..(because we r specifying a particular color for a group). Then we have to specify a new color manually through the report designer window for that group, thats the problem... Also the database contains thousands of group means we need to specify thousands of colors in the designer window....that is not practical I think...
So what I am searching is a way to specify the colors (can be three colors, so if we have more than three groups, the fourth group will take the first group's color) dynamically so that each alertnative group will have different color always.
(cycles through these three colors). Is there any way to do this.... please help me...

Thanks & Regards
Jayaraj S
LVL 42

Accepted Solution

frodoman earned 500 total points
ID: 11783690

You can conditionally color based on a value - so you can have all values below 100 be green and all values above 100 be red (for example) but it's only based on the value that you're charting so you can't cycle them the way you're talking about.  At least you can in the standalone version - I'm not even sure that works in the .net version.

Unfortunately I believe you're out of luck unless you buy the standalone version or buy a 3rd party plugin that extends the capabilities of the crystal charting dll's.  If you want to go that route, then look at CRChart ( http://www.threedgraphics.com/tdg/noteworthy/FAQCRChartbyThreeDGraphics.html ) - I've used it and it's pretty good.



Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Hot fix for .Net Crystal Reports 10.2.3600.0 to fix problems with sub reports running on 64 bit operating systems ISSUE: Reports which contain subreports fail with error "Missing Parameter Value" DEPLOYMENT SERVER OS: Windows 2008 with 64 bi…
Hello everyone, Hope you find this as helpful as we did. We have on the company I work for an application built in Delphi V with Crystal Reports 8. We all know that Crystal & Delphi can be temperamental sometimes and the worst thing is, nearly…
This video tutorial shows you the steps to go through to set up what I believe to be the best email app on the android platform to read Exchange mail.  Get the app on your phone: The first step is to make sure you have the Samsung Email app on your …
If you are looking for an automated solution for backup single or multiple Office 365 user mailboxes to Outlook data file, then you can use Kernel Office 365 Backup & Restore tool. Go through the video to check out the steps to backup single or mult…

600 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question