It’s been quite a while since my last post. Summer vacations, Masters Summits in New York and Copenhagen, a Luminary meetup in Lund. Lots of new input for blogging.
I’ve been testing the QV Version 12 Beta and am pleased to see a few simple but useful enhancements in bar charts.
- Multi-line horizontal legends on x-axis. Works in both vertical and horizontal orientation.
- “Plot Values Inside Segments” now honors scaling/symbols property from the Number pane,
- New Presentation option: “Still Show Total on Top” when plotting Values in Segments.
These enhancements allow you to easily create charts like this example, even with values in thousands or millions.
You will need to create your own line breaks in the dimension. There is no auto wrap yet. Create a calculated dimension that replaces blanks with the newline char:
=replace(ProductName,' ', chr(10))
Another QV12 plus — those annoying false syntax errors in the expression editor have been cleaned up and the expression editor is my friend again.
I’m looking forward to discovering more new features in QV12 as my testing continues.