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attaching comments to data points in a chart


Posted by Al on January 19, 2002 6:33 AM

I have constructed a simple line graph which plots a rolling (dynamic) range of data points. Is there any way to attach comments or text to any particular data point right on the chart itself? I know I can place a comment on the cell within the data series but I'm wondering if it is possible to attach a comment to a point right on the chart. Ideally, you rest your cursor on the particular data point and a comment pops up!
Thanks for your help.
Al


Posted by Bariloche on January 19, 2002 11:28 AM

Al,

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Posted by Damon Ostrander on January 19, 2002 11:33 AM

Hi Al,

Data points in a chart series each can have a DataLabel object associated with them. You can assign text to this datalabel via the Text or the Caption property. Here's an example straight out of the VBA helps:

With Charts("chart1")
With .SeriesCollection(1).Points(2)
.HasDataLabel = True
.DataLabel.Text = "Saturday"
End With
End With

I don't believe there is a property such as Visible that allows you to turn on or off a particular label, but you can turn them all on or off with the Series object's HasDataLabels property.


I hope this helps.

Damon