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In the example below, we are creating a simple area chart to represent Migrated Computers by Business Unit.  The chart filters on Computers in the Migrated and Not Migrated status across selected Business Units.

From the Chart Library tab, you can create simple area charts.  To create:

  1. Click the New Chart button to bring up the New Chart wizard
  2. Enter the properties of the new chart

    1. Name – Migrated Computers by Business Unit
    2. Source Table – Asset Type: Computer
    3. Description – This field was left blank
    4. Chart Type – Area
    5. Heading Color – Green
    6. Chart Span – Full Width
    7. Chart Position – After: Computers by Status
    8. Results to Show – All
    9. Show Zero Values – NO. This will omit all zero values from the chart legend.
    10. Show by Default – YES
    11. Enabled – YES
  3. Select the data columns and filters of the new chart

    1. Data Column 1 – Migration Status
      1. Filter – Migrated
      2. Label – The label was left blank. The name of the filtered selected will be displayed as the name of the chart element (i.e. Migrated).  Use this field to change the name displayed for the element on the chart.
      3. Color – Green
    2. Data Column 2 – Migration Status
      1. Filter – Not Migrated
      2. Label – The label was left blank. The name of the filtered selected will be displayed as the name of the chart element (i.e. Not Migrated).  Use this field to change the name displayed for the element on the chart.
      3. Color – Red
    3. X-Axis
      1. Data Column – Business Unit
      2. Filter – Multiple Business Units selected. Use the field to filter the Business Units displayed across the x-axis (horizontal) of the chart.
      3. Color – Blue. The field is ignored.
    4. Secondary Filter – Not applicable for this example
  4. Click the Preview Chart button to preview the chart before saving. Click the Close button to exit the chart preview.
  5. Click the Create Chart button when finished to create the chart. You will be redirected back to the Chart Library tab. Click the Cancel button to cancel the operation.
  6. The Migrated Computers by Business Unit area chart is shown below: