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Simple question I hope - limiting axis label lengths [message #633693] Mon, 18 October 2010 23:01 Go to next message
Mark Victory is currently offline Mark VictoryFriend
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I hope this is a simple question.

The axis labels (not the axis Title) in one of my charts can be really long.

Can I tell the chart to limit the space for the axis labels to some percent of the chart or some absolute width. Or is there some way to tell the Chart to display "n" characters and then use ellipses?

Thanks a lot,
Mark
Re: Simple question I hope - limiting axis label lengths [message #633859 is a reply to message #633693] Tue, 19 October 2010 15:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason WeathersbyFriend
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Mark,

Select the third tab of the chart wizard and select the axis you want to
set and then click the label button. There is an ellipsis field in the
dialog.

Jason

On 10/18/2010 7:01 PM, Mark Victory wrote:
> I hope this is a simple question.
>
> The axis labels (not the axis Title) in one of my charts can be really
> long.
>
> Can I tell the chart to limit the space for the axis labels to some
> percent of the chart or some absolute width. Or is there some way to
> tell the Chart to display "n" characters and then use ellipses?
>
> Thanks a lot,
> Mark
>
Re: Simple question I hope - limiting axis label lengths [message #633926 is a reply to message #633859] Tue, 19 October 2010 21:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mark Victory is currently offline Mark VictoryFriend
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Thanks Jason,

I saw that and tried it before posting my original request but it had zero effect.

I also tried implementing my own code to shorten the labels in the beforeDrawAxisLabel method.
That worked to set the label but apparently the report had already calculated the space it needed using the original label values because the axis area still took up too much room.

Thanks again,
Mark
Re: Simple question I hope - limiting axis label lengths [message #634129 is a reply to message #633926] Wed, 20 October 2010 15:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason WeathersbyFriend
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Mark,

You are correct. The chart engine calculates whether to display the
labels based on size. One work around would be to set the label font
size small and then the engine would render all the labels and you could
enter a script like:
function beforeDrawAxisLabel( axis, label, icsc )
{
importPackage(Packages.org.eclipse.birt.chart.model.attribut e);
importPackage(Packages.java.text);
//LINEAR_LITERAL
//LOGARITHMIC_LITERAL
//TEXT_LITERAL
//DATE_TIME_LITERAL
if (axis.getType() == AxisType.TEXT_LITERAL)
{
var currval =label.getCaption().getValue();
var newval = currval.substring(0, 3);
newval=newval+"..";
label.getCaption().setValue(newval);
label.getCaption().getFont().setSize(8);
}
}

To change each label and the size of the label. Look at the second
chart in the attached example.

Jason

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Re: Simple question I hope - limiting axis label lengths [message #634415 is a reply to message #634129] Thu, 21 October 2010 15:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mark Victory is currently offline Mark VictoryFriend
Messages: 133
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Thanks Jason,

Unless I'm just misunderstanding your last reply.......

The problem is not that the Labels don't display. They do.
And with the code added to the beforeDrawAxisLabel method, they display shorter and with the elipses.

The problem is that the chart seems to have calculated how much width it needs for the Axis label area before the labels are shortened so there is now lots of empty space where the full length labels would be displayed and the actual chart area is smaller than necessary.

I wish I could paste a screen shot. Smile

Any idea why the Ellipses setting for the chart is not working?
Re: Simple question I hope - limiting axis label lengths [message #634474 is a reply to message #634415] Thu, 21 October 2010 20:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason WeathersbyFriend
Messages: 9167
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member

I think I understand. In the example I was building the chart engine
was turning off labels because they were to big. In your case this is
not happening but you are getting to much space? You can send me a
screen shot at jasonweathersby at windstream dot net. You can change
the bounds of the chart before rendering it in script. Send me the
image and I will build a quick example.

btw the ellipsis is a minimum number of characters not a maximum. This
may be the issue.

Jason

On 10/21/2010 11:37 AM, Mark Victory wrote:
> Thanks Jason,
>
> Unless I'm just misunderstanding your last reply.......
>
> The problem is not that the Labels don't display. They do.
> And with the code added to the beforeDrawAxisLabel method, they display
> shorter and with the elipses.
>
> The problem is that the chart seems to have calculated how much width it
> needs for the Axis label area before the labels are shortened so there
> is now lots of empty space where the full length labels would be
> displayed and the actual chart area is smaller than necessary.
>
> I wish I could paste a screen shot. :)
> Any idea why the Ellipses setting for the chart is not working?
Re: Simple question I hope - limiting axis label lengths [message #634692 is a reply to message #634474] Fri, 22 October 2010 18:04 Go to previous message
Jason Weathersby is currently offline Jason WeathersbyFriend
Messages: 9167
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member

See this example:
http://www.birt-exchange.org/org/devshare/designing-birt-rep orts/1272-long-category-labels-on-bar-chart-scripts/

Jason

On 10/21/2010 4:16 PM, Jason Weathersby wrote:
> I think I understand. In the example I was building the chart engine
> was turning off labels because they were to big. In your case this is
> not happening but you are getting to much space? You can send me a
> screen shot at jasonweathersby at windstream dot net. You can change the
> bounds of the chart before rendering it in script. Send me the image and
> I will build a quick example.
>
> btw the ellipsis is a minimum number of characters not a maximum. This
> may be the issue.
>
> Jason
>
> On 10/21/2010 11:37 AM, Mark Victory wrote:
>> Thanks Jason,
>>
>> Unless I'm just misunderstanding your last reply.......
>>
>> The problem is not that the Labels don't display. They do.
>> And with the code added to the beforeDrawAxisLabel method, they display
>> shorter and with the elipses.
>>
>> The problem is that the chart seems to have calculated how much width it
>> needs for the Axis label area before the labels are shortened so there
>> is now lots of empty space where the full length labels would be
>> displayed and the actual chart area is smaller than necessary.
>>
>> I wish I could paste a screen shot. :)
>> Any idea why the Ellipses setting for the chart is not working?
>
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