Use this tab of the "Graph Properties dialog" or of the "Trellis Properties dialog" to set properties for the following parts of a graph:
Axis limits — The minimum and maximum points on the vertical and horizontal axes.
Tick marks — The markings along the value axes of the graph. They can identify regular intervals, from the minimum value to the maximum value.
This tab is not available for pie graphs or funnel graphs.
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This dialog also displays as:
Components
Note: For a trellis, the components available in this tab depend on the type of trellis (simple or advanced) and the type of visualization (that is, graph) with which you are working. If a graph has both vertical and horizontal axes (for example in a scatter graph) or two vertical axes (for example in a line-bar graph), this tab contains sub-tabs so that you can set the scale properties for both axes. In a graph of the subtype 100% Stacked, the only component available in this tab is the "Scale Markers dialog," where the value you set for position or range of a scale marker is a percentage. In 100% stacked graphs, you do not set axis limits, you do not display tickmarks, and you do not use a logarithmic scale. |
Axis Limits or Scale and Limits
This area is disabled for a pareto graph and for a 100% stacked graph.
Use this box to specify the limits of the vertical or horizontal axis. Select one of the following options:
Default (Dynamic) — Use this option to let the system determine the scale and set the axis to zero for positive numbers.
Specify — Use this option to specify the minimum and maximum axis limits. Then in the Minimum field, enter the minimum axis limit and in the Maximum field, enter the maximum axis limit.
Zoom to data range — Use this option to let the system determine the scale. The system evaluates the range of values on the axis, and chooses appropriate minimum and maximum values for the scale. This is useful when graphing a set of large values that are all within a small percentage of each other. The graph zooms in on the values so differences are more easily distinguished.
Note: If your data range is expansive, dynamic scaling should be used for plotting your data points. To have the system dynamically scale your data range, select the Zoom to data range option for axis limit scaling. |
Axis Scale or Scale Type and Tick Marks
This area is disabled for a 100% stacked graph.
Displays the following options to specify the number of tick marks to display:
Dynamic — Select this box to let the system automatically calculate (based on the data) the number of tick marks to display.
Specify — Select this option to specify the number of tick marks to display.
Note that the color you select color for the horizontal and vertical gridlines on the "Graph Properties dialog: Style tab"also is applied to the major and minor tick marks.
Show Major Ticks
Use this box to specify whether to show major tick marks. If you select this box, then specify the number of major tick marks to show.
Show Minor Ticks
This box is disabled for vertical axis 2 of a pareto graph.
Use this box to specify whether to show minor tick marks. If you select this box, then specify the number of minor tick marks to show.
Use logarithmic scale
This box is not available for a pareto graph, a waterfall graph, or a 100% stacked graph.
Use this box to specify whether to use a logarithmic scale.
Visualization: Measure Tabs
Displays tabs that correspond to the measures (for example, Revenue and Billed Quantity) used in an advanced trellis. Click the tab of the measure for which you want to set visualization properties.
Click to edit Scale Markers
Displays the "Scale Markers dialog," where you define the scale markers for the graph.
Notes
For a time series line graph, you cannot set scale properties (that is, axis limits or major and minor ticks) for the horizontal axis.
For a Pareto graph, you cannot specify:
Axis limits for either vertical axis 1 or vertical axis 2
Whether to show minor tick marks for vertical axis 2
Whether to use a logarithmic scale
By definition, vertical axis 2 of the pareto graph ranges from 0% to 100%. In addition, vertical axis 1 is synchronized with vertical axis 2, so it cannot be changed.