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For a graph, I would like to have some text in the header le...


Todd Van Valkenburg

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Perhaps you could accomplish it with two annotations, one on the left, one on the right:

GRAPH FILE ibisamp/ggsales

SUM DOLLARS UNITS

BY REGION

ON GRAPH PCHOLD FORMAT JSCHART

ON GRAPH SET LOOKGRAPH VBAR

ON GRAPH SET AUTOFIT ON

ON GRAPH SET STYLE *

*GRAPH_JS

border: { color: "transparent"},

title: {visible: true, "text": " "},

annotations : [

{ position: {

x: '60px',

y: '12px'

},

label: {

visible: true,

text: 'Chart Title',

font: '14pt arial',

color: 'black',

position: 'bottom'

}

},

{ position: {

x: '86%',

y: '12px'

},

label: {

visible: true,

text: '&DATEMtrDYY &DATEHHIA',

font: '12pt arial',

color: 'grey',

position: 'bottom'

}

},

]

*END

ENDSTYLE

END

 

 

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For a graph, I would like to have some text in the header left justified and some text right justified.

InfoAssist does not give me the capability to do this. All text, all lines, are justified the same way.

By default with InfoAsisst

TYPE=HEADING, JUSTIFY=LEFT, $

TYPE=HEADING, LINE=1, ITEM=1, OBJECT=TEXT, FONT=ARIAL, SIZE=18, COLOR=RGB(66 70 73), STYLE=NORMAL, $

So I tried editing the fex but not finding the right combination. I tried having two lines in the header and justifying each line differenty. When I run it, both lines become center justified.

TYPE=HEADING, LINE=1, JUSTIFY=LEFT, ITEM=1, OBJECT=TEXT, FONT=ARIAL, SIZE=18, COLOR=RGB(66 70 73), STYLE=NORMAL, $

TYPE=HEADING, LINE=2, JUSTIFY=RIGHT, ITEM=1, OBJECT=TEXT, FONT=ARIAL, SIZE=18, COLOR=RGB(66 70 73), STYLE=NORMAL, $

I tried just adding a line 2 and justifying to the right. But IA ignores the right justification and both lines are justified to the left.

TYPE=HEADING, JUSTIFY=LEFT, $

TYPE=HEADING, LINE=1, ITEM=1, OBJECT=TEXT, FONT=ARIAL, SIZE=18, COLOR=RGB(66 70 73), STYLE=NORMAL, $

TYPE=HEADING, LINE=2, JUSTIFY=RIGHT, ITEM=1, OBJECT=TEXT, FONT=ARIAL, SIZE=18, COLOR=RGB(66 70 73), STYLE=NORMAL, $

Thanks for any help.

Todd

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Thank you David. I believe that will work.

Sort of a related/follow up question if you dont mind. The text that I need to display in the annotation is actually a url link with an image:

question_link/A300V='<a href="https://www.mtu.edu/institutional-research/university-dashboards/definitions#placement-rate" target="_blank"><img src="/ibi_apps/views.bipBIP_REQUEST_TYPE=BIP_GET_VIEW_RESOURCE&|ibfsPath=IBFS:/WFC/Repository/Public/Hidden_Content/question_mark_22.png"></a>';

Placing <question_link in the header works. However, using the annotation, the label text does not like <question_link nor <question_link. If I use a -SET at the beginning of the fex to define &question_link, then the problem becomes that Info Assist balks and you can not use IA from that point forward to visualize the chart. Which then leads to a workaround to start a new graph fex, copy in the original code, remove the -SET, then make changes using IA, then re-adding -SET after you are done. Or at least that is what I have been doing which is a pain.

Is there an alternative approach to allow IA to work and use -SET &var commands

Todd

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David - Good thought. I created the fex to include. Then on the first line of the graph I used the -INCLUDE statement. Works when you run it from within the editor. However, when I go back into Info Assist after saving the changes, edit it, and save it, IA removes the -INCLUDE statement. Are you aware of where I should insert this -INCLUDE where Info Assist does not remove it
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David - Thanks again! I see where you are going and I tried that too.

Info Assist is just throwing up one road block after another. So the annotations json code gets changed when you save it in IA.

So this code is changed and all the single quotes get changed to double quotes.

annotations : [

{ position: {

x: 95%,

y: 12px

},

label: {

visible: true,

text: &question_link_retention,

font: 14pt arial,

position: bottom

}

}]

Normally, I would not expect this to be an issue. But the &question_link_retention contains double quotes as in:

-SET &question_link_retention='<a href="https://www.mtu.edu/institutional-research/university-dashboards/definitions#retention-graduation-rates" target="_blank"><img src="/ibi_apps/views.bipBIP_REQUEST_TYPE=BIP_GET_VIEW_RESOURCE&|ibfsPath=IBFS:/WFC/Repository/Public/Hidden_Content/question_mark_22.png"></a>&|nbsp;&|nbsp;&|nbsp;&|nbsp;';

So the text: &question_link_retention is changed to &question_link_retention which, in turn, does not work.

So I think after all that I am just going to live with a fex that cannot be edited in IA and make a comment in the info assist why it is uneditable for future reference.

But I do appreciate your help since I now know of a work around for a left and right justified heading.

Todd

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Not sure if this helps with IA, but I can do a link in the annotation without double quote characters, using two single quote marks in the -SET. Not sure if IA would like it:

-SET &link = '<a href=''https://google.com''>Google</a>';

GRAPH FILE ibisamp/ggsales

SUM DOLLARS UNITS

BY REGION

ON GRAPH PCHOLD FORMAT JSCHART

ON GRAPH SET LOOKGRAPH VBAR

ON GRAPH SET AUTOFIT ON

ON GRAPH SET STYLE *

*GRAPH_JS

border: { color: "transparent"},

title: { visible: true, text: " "},

annotations : [

{ position: {

x: "60px",

y: "12px"

},

label: {

visible: true,

text: "Chart Title",

font: "15pt arial",

color: "black"

}

},

{ position: {

x: "86%",

y: "10px"

},

label: {

visible: true,

text: "&link",

font: "12pt arial",

color: "grey"

}

},

]

*END

ENDSTYLE

END

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