Add a Chart to a Report (Report Builder and SSRS)

 

Applies To: SQL Server 2016

When you want to summarize data in a visual format in a Reporting Services paginated report, use a Chart data region. It is important to choose an appropriate chart type for the type of data that you are presenting. This affects how well the data can be interpreted when put in chart form. For more information, see Charts (Report Builder and SSRS).

The simplest way to add a Chart data region to your report is to run the New Chart Wizard. The wizard offers column, line, pie, bar, and area charts. For these and other chart types, you can also add a chart manually.

After you add a Chart data region to the design surface, you can drag report dataset fields for numeric and non-numeric data to the Chart Data pane of the chart. Click the chart to display the Chart Data pane with its three areas: Series Groups, Category Groups, and Values.

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You can create and modify paginated report definition (.rdl) files in Report Builder and in Report Designer in SQL Server Data Tools. Each authoring environment provides different ways to create, open, and save reports and related items.

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    The Chart Wizard is only available in Report Builder.

    On the Insert tab, click Chart, and then click Chart Wizard.

  2. Follow the steps in the New Chart wizard.

  3. On the Home tab, click Run to see the rendered report.

  4. On the Run tab, click Design to continue working on the report.

  1. Create a report and define a dataset. For more information, see Report Datasets (SSRS).

  2. On the Insert tab, click Chart, and then click Insert Chart.

  3. Click on the design surface where you want the upper-left corner of the chart, and then drag to where you want the lower-right corner of the chart.

    The Select Chart Type dialog box appears.

  4. Select the type of chart you want to add. Click OK.

  5. Click the chart to display the Chart Data pane.

  6. Add one or more fields to the Values area. This information will be plotted on the value axis.

  7. Add a grouping field to the Category Groups area. When you add this field to the Category Groups area, a grouping field is automatically created for you. Each group represents a data point in your series.

  8. To summarize the data by category, right-click the data field and click Series Properties. In the Category box, select the category field from the drop-down list. Click OK.

  9. On the Home tab, click Run to see the rendered report.

  10. On the Run tab, click Design to continue working on the report.

On charts with axes, such as bar and column charts, the category axis may not display all the category labels. For more information about how to change the axis labels, see Specify an Axis Interval (Report Builder and SSRS).

Charts (Report Builder and SSRS)
Chart Types (Report Builder and SSRS)
Empty and Null Data Points in Charts (Report Builder and SSRS)
Tutorial: Adding a Bar Chart to Your Report (Report Builder)
Tutorial: Adding a Bar Chart to a Report (Report Designer)
Tutorial: Adding a Pie Chart to Your Report (Report Builder)
Tutorial: Adding a Pie Chart to a Report (Report Designer)

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