Question re ChartsEngine

Björnke von Gierke bvg at
Wed Dec 4 09:59:38 EST 2013

Hi Alex (sending to you directly as well as the list, so you might get this twice in your inbox)

The problem is that maxY doesn't work with stackedBar charts. I know it's kind of an unexpected feature to leave out for that particular type, but that's how it always has been :(

To clean all 'settings' for ChartsEngine, you need to manipulate the custom property set of the group that shows the chart. Sometimes that can be confusing, so I suggest you browse trough the custom properties in the property inspector of the IDE and select the propertySet "charts" there. Then you can pick properties to delete one by one, or just delete the propertySet "charts" completely to start fresh. An approach that I use often would be to reset the properties and start completely over every time via script, it works like this:

put "1,2,3" & return & "4,5,6" into chartsArray["data"]
put "barsStacked" into chartsArray["chartStyle"]
set the customProperties["charts"] of group "example" to chartsArray
send "chartsRefresh" to group "example"

Also make sure to check out the documentation stack, it's supplied with every download.

If you can't post to, then you probably need to ask RunRev support about that... But of course you can always contact me directly on chartsengine at , or any other of my email addresses. All relevant information about ChartsEngine can always be found here:


PS: don't forget that ChartsEngine is part of the winter holiday sale that RunRev is having right now:

On 04.12.2013, at 12:01, Alex Tweedly <alex at> wrote:

> (I  know there's a forum specifically for ChartsEngine - if I could figure out how to post there, I might have used it :-)
> There was a problem (a long time ago) with setting maxY for a stacked line chart, causing the highest line to be drawn at the maxY rather than at its actual height ( ) but that was apparently fixed in 1.1.1
> I seem to be getting a kind of similar problem with stacked bar charts - setting a value for maxY shifts all bars up to the top of the chart. (This is with ChartsEngine Demo, stacked bar chart sample - just setting maxY made it happen).
> Has anyone else seen this ?
> Or know a way round it ?
> Also - once you've set a value for maxY - how can you 'unset' it ? Simply setting
>  set charts["maxY"] of tchart to empty
> doesn't seem to take it away properly.
> I'd give more detail - but I don't want to use up my limited number of tries with the demo version, so can't run it again just to give a better description.
> Thanks
> -- Alex.


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