SQL Report Builder Chart Formatting

Posted on 2012-08-21
Last Modified: 2012-08-28
Hi all,

These two questions are KILLING me!

With regard to a chart object in Report Builder 3.0:

1. How do I move elements freely - without that area-style snapping. Ultimately I simply want less white space between the chart title, legend and chart.

2. On a bar chart (horizontal), can I display the same horizontal value axis on the top of the chart as well as the bottom. I have a page long list of categories so displaying the value axis on top and bottom would make for easier reading.

I have been working on this for a while and I am stuck.

Thanks in advance.
Question by:PharmAll
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    by:Nico Bontenbal
    2. Maybe you can use this: Add a secondary value to your chart that's all zero's and 'plot' those on the secondary axis.

    Author Comment

    1. I enabled "custom position" on the object properties and used values (not the mouse) to move it.

    2. It doesn't look possible...?
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    I think it is. Please see the attached report. You need to change the Data Source of the report in order to run it, but you can see the double axis in the Design mode as well.
    The dummy values series uses the secondary axis. I've set the min and max values of the axis so they are aligned.

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