A Preview of Chart Plus Web Part for SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 is the new way to work together. A simplified user experience helps you organize, sync, and share all your content. Users around the world are eager to use these new features, lists, sites, and user interface in SharePoint 2013, and Bamboo is pleased to introduce you to some new Web Parts for SharePoint 2013 which we’ll be releasing in the near future.

In this article, we will take a look at Chart Plus Web Part for SharePoint 2013.

Distributing critical business data can be a difficult and expensive process. Available for SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010, and coming soon for SharePoint 2013, Bamboo’s Chart Plus Web Part allows users to effectively communicate results to the entire enterprise without the need for costly reporting software. Using your existing SharePoint, SQL Server, external lists for SharePoint 2013, Excel Services for SharePoint 2013, Bamboo List Rollup, MashPoint, or Microsoft Business Data Catalog/Business Connectivity Services data, Bamboo Chart Plus creates visually dynamic, interactive charts that help you make better, more informed business decisions:


Product Overview and Benefits

  • Multiple data source options, including SharePoint lists, SQL Server tables or views, external lists with External Content Type based on a SQL Server Table data for SharePoint 2013, Excel Workbook to generate charts using Excel Services for SharePoint 2013, MashPoint, or Microsoft Business Data Catalog/Business Connectivity Services applications, or views created the Bamboo List Rollup Web Part.
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Control data access using SharePoint security trimming
  • Multiple chart types: Bar, Stacked Bar, Line, Area, Stacked Area, Pie, Bubble, and Gantt
  • Group related data using operations such as Summary, Count, Percentage, or Average
  • Display data series on different Y-axes, each configured with its own scale

Here are just some of the things you’ll be able to do with the Chart Plus Web Part for SharePoint 2013:

  • Read data from Excel Workbooks to generate charts using Excel Services (Excel 2007, 2010, and 2013 files are supported)
  • Display charts from an external list using External Content Type based on SQL Server Table data
  • Use a Secure Store Service account to connect with and display charts from a SQL Server table on an external SQL server
  • Dynamically filter charts using Runtime Filter View
  • Dynamically filter charts using Web Part Connection
  • Filter charts based on SQL table data using criteria options
  • Use Interactive reports to quickly and dynamically change a bar chart to a pie chart, or a bar chart to a line chart, and back again
  • Create interactive reports that let you quickly and dynamically change a line chart to a bar chart or a pie chart to a line chart (and back again)
  • Preview chart results as you modify chart settings
  • Allow end users to print or export a copy of the chart to Microsoft Excel
  • Use Intelligent Labels to reduce data-point clutter and make your chart more readable
  • Change chart orientation
  • Customize color-coding, chart skin, and text formats without CSS coding
  • Position your chart title at the top, bottom, left, or right
  • Let your chart size dynamically adjust to fit the space assigned to the Web Part
  • Specify legend location and arrange legend items horizontally or vertically
  • Customize the start and end values for the X- and Y-axis, resulting in improved chart readability and scale
  • Approximate and plot empty values as dotted lines, allowing realistic estimates for missing or future data points
  • Customize legend values from the default category and series names in the data source

Additional SharePoint 2013 Previews from Bamboo include: