The OLAP chart control reads OLAP information and visualizes it in graphical format with the ability to drill up and down.
The OLAP chart control enables you to retrieve multidimensional data from SSAS or any XML/A provider. Following are the list of data sources our OLAP controls widely support:
The OLAP chart control allows users to visualize OLAP data using different chart types, including: area charts - stacked area, spline area, step line area; bar charts - stacked bar, 100% stacked bar; column charts - stacked column, 100% stacked column; line charts - spline, rotated spline, step line; pie charts, as well as radar charts, funnel charts, and scatter charts.
OLAP chart delivers a detailed view of any selected level member while drilling down and shows an abstract view after drilling up.
OLAP chart allows you to drill only the current position of a selected level member, excluding others.
Slicing and dicing creates a new view for the end user by selecting limited dimensions and measures from the Cube and filtering them.
KPI is a collection of calculations associated with a measure group that evaluates business success.
Named sets are MDX expressions that return a set of dimension members, which can be defined and saved as a part of the Cube definition. Named sets simplify MDX queries and provide useful aliases for complex, typically used, set expressions.
You can now create and display dimensions and measures on your own. This can be done only through the report programmatically.
Settings in the OLAP chart control can be serialized to a XML format and loaded back through the built-in deserialization options.
Extensive support has been provided to load and render a large amount of data without any performance constraint through pager.
Legends allow users to distinguish the series and data points in chart.
Label content can be formatted, styled, and rotated to an angle.
Point lables provide information about a data point with the help of adornments in series.
Titles provide captions for the chart and chart axes, describing the controls’ actual purpose in an application.
Effects can be provided to chart series while rendering so the charts have a unique look.
Watermark provides faint imprints on the chart that can be either an image or text.
Users can take a close-up look at a data point plotted in the series at run time with OLAP chart’s zooming feature.
Users can click and drag the pointer across a zoomed-in chart to navigate to data points for better viewing.
Tooltips provide basic information about a series while hovering the pointer over it.
There is a rich set of options available for exporting data to Word, PDF, and image formats, and printing the same. Several options are also provided to customize the exporting and printing operations.
OLAP chart ships with built-in themes like Blend, Office, Visual Studio, and Metro.
OLAP chart ships with a set of 23 built-in palettes.
OLAP chart provides ability to customize the appearance of the control to any extent programmatically.
Easily customize all aspects of appearance using the Theme Studio utility.