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General Program Functions: Graphical Analysis

Graphical Analysis

Graphical Analysis - Select Graph and Data tab pane

The Ad Hoc Graphing feature enables you to design and build graphical representations of any data within the system.

If you have not created any graph designs, when opening this window the system looks in the Reports directory for a file named ExampleGraphs.txt. If found, the graph designs in it will be automatically imported. These may not be appropriate to your data without modification, but they do provide a number of examples to help you with the design process.

Linux Sun Solaris LINUX and SUN SOLARIS ONLY: Graphing is not supported on terminals using the Linux or Sun Solaris operating systems.

Note NOTE: Caliach Subscription Support does not extend to the design of Graphs.

The window has 3 tab panes.

Select Graph and Data 
View Result 
Design Graph 

Select Graph and Data

To select the graph design and then the data to be graphed.



Graph List

List of previously designed graphs you may access. Click to select the one you want to produce or maintain. If you have access to the design tab pane, use the delete key to delete the design.

User Instructions

Any user instructions or help for graph data selection.

Search Interface

This uses the standard selection subwindows that are used for producing reports in the program. You can typically enter ranges, use KeyWord Search methods, Parts, Supplier and G/L ScratchPad drag-and-drop or Transfer, a Custom Search design or a combination of these. Data records can be obtained using one of the following methods or a combination of them (see Tip below):

  1. Enter values into the selection ranges and use the Standard Search. The context menu provides a Clear Selection function.
  2. Define or use a Custom Search.
  3. Create an Ad Hoc Search Calculation using the context menu function.
  4. Drag-and-drop one or more lines from a ScratchPad (or BoM and Where-Used Listing) onto the general window area.
  5. Use the ScratchPad Transfer Selected function
  6. Use the KeyWord Search Transfer Selected function

Tip TIP: Using an Ad Hoc Search Calculation (3) overrides any Custom Search (2) and a Custom Search overrides the Standard Search (1). In any of the search cases (1, 2 or 3), ScratchPad Transfer and Drag-and-Drop or KeyWord Search Transfer (4, 5 or 6) is combinational, so that records found using any of these methods must also conform to the search criteria adopted.



Collect Data and Show Graph

Click to run a graph design. If you have a user interface that supports drag-and-drop you will also be able to use this technique to populate the graph data.

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View Result

Graphical Analysis - View Result tab pane

To view the graph produced from your selection.

For details of the controls available see the Graphs subwindow and Graphs menu help.

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Design Graph

Graphical Analysis - Design tab pane

To design an Ad Hoc Graph.




Graph designs. Graph design name. {GRPFILE.GRPNAME char 60 Idx}

Group access

Graph designs. Group access (comma-delimited list of groups that have access). {GRPFILE.GRPGROU char 1000}

User access

Graph designs. User access (comma-delimited list of users IDs that have access). {GRPFILE.GRPUSER char 1000}




Click to export designs to be imported into another datafile.


Click to import designs previously exported.

Copy Graph

Click to add a new Graphname. The name should be unique.

Add Graph

Click to add a new Graphname. The name should be unique.

For details of graph design see the Graphical Analysis Maintenance window.

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Compiled in Program Version 5.00. Help data last modified 17 May 2012 02:04. Class wAdHocGraphs last modified 27 Dec 2014 08:08:38.

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