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Nevron Chart for SharePoint Features

Charting Types

Nevron Chart for SharePoint includes a complete and unrivaled set of 2D and 3D charting types with many customization options implemented to ensure that you have a superior set of data visualization methods “out of the box.”

Bar Charts (Horizontal and Vertical) - available in 2D and 3D
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The Chart Web Part Bar & Column Chart type displays a sequence of horizontal or vertical bars (shapes) lengths proportional to the value they represent. Bar charts are usually used for comparing two or more values or representing the contribution of each value to a total (stacks).

Area and Smooth Area Charts - available in 2D and 3D
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The Chart Web Part Area Chart type displays a sequence of filled areas between the axis (or an origin line) and the value line. Area charts are usually used for comparing two or more values or representing the contribution of each value to a total (stacks), usually over time or another X measurement.

Smooth Area charts are similar to Standard Area charts, the difference being that the successive data points are connected with cubic spline segments instead of straight lines.

Line, Smooth and Step Line Charts - available in 2D and 3D
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The Chart Web Part Line Chart type displays a sequence of line segments that are sequentially connected. Line charts are usually used to show a trend or how a value contributes to a trend total (stacks), usually over time or another X measurement.

The Smooth Line Charts are similar to Line charts, the difference being that the successive data points are connected with cubic spline segments instead of straight lines.

The Step Line charts are similar to Line charts, the difference being that the successive data points are connected with horizontal and vertical segments instead of straight lines.

Pie Charts - available in 2D and 3D
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The Chart Web Part, Pie Chart type, is a circular chart divided into sectors, where the arc length of each sector is proportional to the quantity it represents. Pie Charts support the following labeling modes - Center, Rim, Spider, and Non-Overlapping.

Point Charts - available in 2D and 3D
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The Chart Web Part Point charts display 1, 2, or 3-dimensional data as points in a Cartesian coordinate system. They are often used for XY and XYZ scatter plots, especially when many data points need to be displayed.

Bubble Charts - available in 2D and 3D
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The Chart Web Part Bubble charts display multi-dimensional data as points in a Cartesian coordinate system. An additional size value determines the size of each point. The actual size of the bubble is interpolated to be in the MinSize - MaxSize range.

Float Bar Charts - available in 2D and 3D
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The Chart Web Part Floating Bar charts display a sequence of vertical bars, each representing a one-dimensional value range. A Floating Bar chart can be used as a Gantt chart if the Y-axis is in date-time scale mode. Gantt charts are popular in project management for planning the use of resources over time.

High Low Charts - available in 2D and 3D
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The Chart Web Part High-Low charts display a sequence of data points, each representing a one-dimensional value range. The begin values of consecutive data points are connected with a "low" line. The end values are connected with a "high" line. The area between these two lines is filled with different colors, depending on whether the "high" line runs above or below the "low" line.

Stock Charts - available in 2D and 3D
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The Chart Web Part Stock charts are used to plot stock data, usually over time. Stock charts use color coding to distinguish between stock prices, which went up or down when the stock closed.

Radar Charts - available only in 2D
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The Chart Web Part Radar chart plots the values of each category along a separate axis that radiates from the center of the chart and ends on the outer ring. A line connects all the deals from the same series, and optionally the area enclosed by the line can be filled.

Polar Charts - available only in 2D
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The Chart Web Part Polar charts display 2-dimensional data points in a polar coordinate system. The position of a point is specified by its distance from the center and a rotation angle. A line connects the points, and optionally the area enclosed by the line can be filled.

Surface Charts - available only in 3D
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The Chart Web Part Surface charts display a surface connecting the adjacent data points. Options for zone filling, zone outlining, and palette generation is available.

Error Bar Charts - available in 2D and 3D
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The Chart Web Part Error Bar charts are often used to indicate an estimated error in a measurement. The chart type includes Series, XY Scatter, and XYZ Scatter subtypes with options on whether to display X, Y, or Z errors.

Box And Whiskers Charts - available only in 2D
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The Chart Web Part Box And Whiskers charts are beneficial in interpreting data distribution.

Vector Charts - available in 2D and 3D
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The Chart Web Part Vector charts display arrows in 2D or 3D space and are often used to display force fields.

Range Charts - available in 2D and 3D
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The Chart Web Part Range charts display 2D or 3D boxes defined by begin - end values. They can be used to display histograms, bars with custom sizes, 3D ranges, etc.

Kagi Charts - available only in 2D
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The Chart Web Part Kagi charts display a series of vertical lines to illustrate general supply and demand levels for certain assets.

Renko Charts - available only in 2D
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The Chart Web Part Kagi charts display vertical lines demonstrating general supply and demand levels for certain assets.

Three Line Break Charts - available only in 2D
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The Chart Web Part Three Line Break charts display a series of vertical boxes ("lines") based on price changes.

Point And Figure Charts - available only in 2D
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The Chart Web Part Point and Figure charts display series of columns that are made up of 'X' or 'O' signs.

Tree Map Chart - available only in 2D

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Tree maps display hierarchical (tree-structured) data as a set of nested rectangles. Tree maps allow you to easily see patterns that would be difficult to spot in other ways, such as if a specific color is particularly relevant. The second advantage of tree maps is that, by construction, they make efficient use of space. As a result, they can legibly display thousands of items on the screen simultaneously.

Combo Charts - available in 2D and 3D
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The Web Part Combo charts combine certain series types within the same chart area. Series types are specified per values data groupings. There are many per series type options. You can combine the following series types: Bar, Area, Smooth Area, Line, Smooth Line, Step Line, Point, Bubble, High Low, Stock, Error Bar, Box and Whiskers, Vector, Range, and Float Bar.

Chart Web Part General Features

Easy Integration in SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016

Nevron Chart for SharePoint seamlessly integrates with WSS3.0, SharePoint 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. It has a standalone registration utility that will help you quickly deploy it on your sites.

Web Based Configuration

Nevron Chart for SharePoint features an advanced chart designer, making many desktop programs envious. It has been crafted to provide fast and intuitive editing of the many customization options, which the web part provides in design mode.

Binding to Diverse Data Sources

Nevron Chart for SharePoint can bind to any ODBC, OleDb, SQL Server, or Oracle database. SharePoint-specific data sources, such as SharePoint Lists, Business Data Catalog, and Excel Services, are also fully supported.

Pivot Data Aggregation

Nevron Chart for SharePoint supports advanced pivot data aggregation features. Formula expressions are used in the grouping, filtering, and sorting rules and to define dynamic values that are tightly integrated with your data. Data groupings are created for chart categories, series, and values via client-side drag and drop. Numerous functions for different mathematical, statistical, date-time, logical, and text operations ensure that the pivot aggregation is flexible enough to meet even the most complex data analysis scenarios.

Multiple Charting Areas

Nevron Chart for SharePoint supports an unlimited number of charting areas. Each charting area has its charting type and can be rendered in 2D or 3D mode. You can mix 2D and 3D charts on a single canvas. Charting areas can be automatically or manually arranged.

Multiple Legends

Nevron Chart for SharePoint supports an unlimited number of legends. Each value data grouping can be assigned to a different legend. Legends can be manually positioned or docked to chart and plot areas.

Multiple Titles

Nevron Chart for SharePoint supports an unlimited number of titles. Titles can be manually positioned or docked to chart and plot areas.

Chart Calculated Series (Trend Lines)

Nevron Chart for SharePoint comes with enhanced support for calculated series (trend lines) to quickly and easily create sophisticated data analysis in your SharePoint reports and dashboards.

Calculated Chart Series help end-users to analyze data, identify the nature of a sequence of observations, and to predict future values using historical observations. Calculated series are attached to a master series and display a trendline or formula that is based on the master series values.

The Nevron Chart Web Part for SharePoint comes with more than 30 calculated series formulas:

  • Min
  • Max
  • Median
  • Cumulative
  • Sum
  • Average
  • Linear Regression
  • Linear Regression
  • Polynomial Regression
  • Exponential Average
  • Root Mean Square
  • Standard Deviation
  • Bollinger Bands
  • Envelopes
  • Simple Moving Average
  • Weighted Moving Average
  • Exponential Moving Average
  • Modified Moving Average
  • Median Price
  • Typical Price
  • Weighted Close
  • Positive Direction Indicator
  • Directional Movement
  • Negative Direction Indicator
  • Index
  • Average Directional Movement
  • Average True Range
  • Chaikins Volatility
  • Commodity Channel Index
  • Detrended Price Oscillator
  • Mass Index
  • Momentum
  • Momentum Division
  • Moving Average Convergence Divergence
  • Performance
  • Rate Of Change
  • Relative Strength Index
  • Stochastic Oscillator
  • TRIX
  • True Range
  • Williams % R

The calculated series also features complete control over their appearance, chart area, display on axes, data labels, layout, markers, action, and formula-specific parameters.

Read more about SharePoint Chart Calculated Series

Chart Web Part Axes Features

A complete set of axis-related features is designed to target even the most compelling charting requirements. The axes are mainly automatic, allowing you to focus on your project, but if needed, you can customize every aspect of their appearance and behavior.

Primary and Secondary X and Y Axes

Nevron Chart for SharePoint supports Primary and Secondary X and Y Axes. You can specify the X and Y axes on which each value data grouping (chart series) is scaled. Advanced settings allow you to use axis crossings, docking, and percent positioning.

Depth Axis

3D charting extends the axis model with an additional depth (Z) axis. The Z-axis allows data to be plotted along the depth of the chart. It automatically scales in Numeric or Categorical scale mode, allowing the creation of XYZ scatters and XZ-plane categorical plots.

Special Radar and Polar Axes

Special Radar and Polar axes are exposed for Radar and Polar charting types. These aim to provide advanced settings for complex requirements related to these charting types.

Numeric Scale

The Numeric Scale is automatically selected, depending on the respective chart dimension type. The following sub-modes are available:
- Number scale - displays any data in numeric format (profit, sales, percentages etc.)
- Angular scale - displays angular data in degrees, radians or grads (used in polar charts).
- DateTime scale - suitable for display of date-time data.
- ValueTimeline scale - advanced date-time scale, widely used in financial charts.
- RangeTimeline scale - advanced date-time scale, widely used in financial and project management charts.

Categorical Scale

The Categorical Scale is automatically selected, depending on the respective chart dimension type. It has the following advanced features:
- Supports unlimited grouping levels.
- Grouped and single-row labels.
- Multiple presets for groupings appearance and layout.

Advanced Axis Positioning Options

Axes can be docked to the chart sides (or polar rim) or crossed with another axis (at value or percent). In addition, axes can share a single chart edge.

Axis Title

Full control over the axis titles' appearance, position, and angle. The axis titles text supports advanced rich-text formatting.

Ruler

Control over begin and end ruler caps' appearance and shape. Options to highlight scale breaks on the ruler.

Axis Range

Ability to inflate the automatically calculated range in several ways. Ability to define a custom axis range.

Gridlines

Major and minor gridlines, with full appearance customization and control over the walls on which they are displayed.

Ticks

Support for major and minor ticks with control over their appearance and position.

Axis Stripes

Axis Stripes highlight repeating data ranges on the chart walls, with a controllable show/hide pattern.

Axis Sections

Axis Sections conditionally modify the appearance of axis ticks, gridlines, and labels, provided they are within a user-specified data range(s). This feature helps you to highlight important ranges of data along the axis.

Const Lines

Const Lines show constant lines (reference lines) at user-specified value(s). 3D mode displays them as planes perpendicular to their owner axis.

Const Ranges

Const Ranges allow you to highlight important axis ranges visually. The Chart supports range annotation of the plot area with controllable begin/end values and text.

Scale Breaks

Axis Scale Breaks skip a range of values on the axis. They are used to increase the chart's readability in cases when the data is clustered in distant data ranges (for example, half the data points are around 100, and the other half are about 1,000,000). Without scale breaks, such data cannot be visually compared. Nevron Chart for SharePoint supports manual and automatic scale breaks with full control over appearance and behavior. X and Y scale breaks can be crossed. Scale breaks are also displayed in 3D Mode (unique feature).

Label Layout

Advanced axis-label layout options let you resolve complex axis-label overlapping cases.

Label Formatting

Control over the formatting of values along numeric scales. Many advanced currencies, percentage, scientific, and date-time label formatting options are available.

Data Aggregation Features

Nevron Chart for SharePoint uses the Nevron Pivot Data Aggregation Engine. A simplified pivot charting model was first introduced in MS Excel - if you use this feature of MS Excel, you already know the basics of pivot charting and its power.

In MS Excel, data groupings are created for field values, and a predefined set of aggregate functions are available for calculating the series data point values.

In Nevron Chart for SharePoint, you use expressions to define how the data is grouped, filtered, and sorted. Expressions can reference field values from the dataset, and you can use numerous mathematical, statistical, logical, date-time, and text functions to define complex grouping, filtering, and sorting rules. Special aggregate functions are available for computing aggregate values (like sum, average, etc.).

Because the Nevron Pivot Data Aggregation Engine is data source invariant, this allows you to create pivot charts from any data source, which can provide a table representation of its data.

Because Nevron Chart for SharePoint and Nevron Chart for Reporting Services is built on top of the Nevron Pivot Component framework, they generally have the same functionality and features. This helps you streamline your IT reporting efforts and reduce your IT staff learning curve - be it SharePoint or Reporting Services - you know that Nevron provides the same powerful and consistent pivot charting functionality.

Competitive Advantage Features

Speed

Nevron Chart for SharePoint is the fastest rendering chart inside SharePoint - in both 2D and 3D modes.

3D Charting

Nevron Chart for SharePoint has the best layout in 3D and the most advanced feature set in 3D - including 11 predefined lighting modes, the ability to specify element materials (control how elements reflect light), the largest charting types set in 3D, the most significant set of shapes in 3D (applicable to pies, bars, markers, areas, etc.).

2D Charting

Nevron Chart for SharePoint is the only chart for the SharePoint environment to provide Adobe Photoshop-like image filter effects, which apply to all chart elements, including bevel, emboss, lighting filters, etc. When it comes to shadows, it is the only chart for Share Point which has soft shadows (based on Gaussian and Radial blur image filters).

2D/3D Consistency

Nevron Chart for SharePoint is consistent in 2D/3D modes. For example, you can map gradients to elements in both 2D and 3D. Materials inherit colors specified in 2D in 3D. You can mix 2D and 3D chart areas in single chart control.

XY and XYZ scatters

Nevron Chart for SharePoint includes the industry leading support for XY and XYZ scatters inside SharePoint.

Parameters and drill down reports

This feature allows for the development of interactive dashboards and drill-down reports. Parameters can be consumed from any expression; they can be passed as arguments to the newly added JumpToReport action. Parameters can also be directly integrated into any SharePoint page.

Automatic Refresh

The Chart Web Part can be instructed to automatically refresh itself at the client side at user-specified intervals of time. This allows for the development of real-time dashboards that automatically update themselves at the client-side through AJAX and eliminates the need for manual web page refresh.

Non-overlapping Data Labels Layout

All Cartesian Chart types support automatic non-overlapping data label layout. The data label layout prevents labels from overlapping in ordinal and scatter charts and works in 2D and 3D appearance modes.

XML Formatted Texts

Nevron Chart for SharePoint supports XML Formatted Texts. This feature applies to all elements which display text. It allows you to mix fonts, bold, italic underline formatting, and many other advanced features like different fill styles, shadows, image filters, etc. - all inside a single label, title, etc. XML formatted texts are similar to HTML but with many more advanced options.

Additional Customization Properties

Following is a brief list of some of the most important additional customization options that the chart designer visually exposes:

Walls

  • Walls visibility
  • Walls appearance
  • Walls depth (in 3D)

Legends

  • Advanced positioning options
  • Items layout preferences
  • Control over legend marks
  • Header and Footer
  • Gridlines
  • Stripes

Per Series (Values Data Groupings) Properties

  • Series options (for combo charts)
  • Display on chart area
  • Display on X axes
  • Display on Y axes
  • Display on legend
  • Markers - control over shape, size, position and appearance
  • Legend - control over the data describing the series in the legend
  • Data Labels - control over format, appearance and layout
  • Action - tooltips, jump to URL

Data Groupings Editors

  • Edit grouping expressions
  • Edit filter expressions
  • Edit sorting expressions and direction

Rendering

  • Support for different image formats
  • Specify resolution
  • Image sizing options
  • Gray scale rendering
  • On/off image map rendering
  • Control over the currently used culture settings. You can select a custom culture or synchronize the currently used culture with the user's regional settings

Appearance Customizations

  • Fill Style editor - helps you define the filling of an element. Provides options for a solid color, gradient, image, and advanced gradient fill types.
  • Stroke Style editor - helps you define the outline/stroke of an element. Provides options for line caps and joins, line pattern, and color.
  • Shadow Style editor - helps you define the shadow cast by an element. Provides options for solid, linear, radial blur, and gaussian blur shadows.
  • Text Style editor - helps you define the default appearance of a text element. Provides options for font size and type, font filling, outline, shadow, backplane, etc.
  • Frame Style editor - helps you define the component's frame and its panels. Supports artistic/image borders.

Customer Quotes:

QUOTE Nevron Vision for SharePoint provides us with a fully featured chart design tool, flexible and easy to use data connectors and a simple cost effective licensing model. These combined features have enabled our developers to quickly and efficiently create a wide range of charts from MS SQL views to SharePoint lists. The Nevron Vision for SharePoint feature set has enabled our company to produce all required charts in-house, reducing development costs and providing us with a quick ROI. UNQUOTE

Paul Savvides, System Assistant
Saudi Petroleum Overseas Ltd.