Altova XMLSpy 2023 Enterprise Edition

Charts can be created in XML Grid View by using the Altova XPath/XQuery extension named altovaext:chart (see screenshot below). This extension is described below. It is also described along with other chart extensions in the section Chart Functions. The altovaext:chart extension shown in the screenshot below is used in an XQuery Let expression that is defined inside a Grid View formula. The chart is displayed as an image below the formula. (You can use the XML document listing given below, and the XQuery expression, to try out the charts function.)

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Using the Altova Charts extension


The charts extension function altovaext:chart must use the namespace prefix altovaext:.

The function altovaext:chart takes two arguments: (i) chart configuration information, and (ii) chart data series information.

The chart configuration information is the first argument of altovaext:chart. It is an unordered series of four key–value pairs. These pairs are for (i) the chart's title (key is title), (ii) the kind of chart, such as pie chart, line chart, etc (key is kind; see Chart Functions for available kinds), (iii) chart width in pixels (integers only; key is width), and (iv) chart height in pixels (integers only; key is height). If either, the width or height value, or both values are not given, then the missing value or values are auto-calculated on the basis of the data.

The chart data series is the second argument of altovaext:chart. Each data series is an array of size 3: (i) the name of the series, (ii) the x-axis values, (ii) the y-axis values. If you wish to create multiple series (for example where each series represents a line, as in the example above) then create a sequence of multiple arrays. The example above has three data series; for the minimum, maximum, and average temperatures. The data for the X and Y axes are referenced from the sequence of all Month elements.


For more information, see the section Chart Functions.


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