View Tab - Graphs/Graph Window

The View tab enables you to view saved graphs in the Analysis View module, and analyze the graph data.

The graph window in the Requirements, Business Components, Test Plan, Test Lab, and Defects modules enables you to view predefined graphs to analyze data during your work in those modules.

How to access

To access the View tab

Use one of the following:

  • In the Analysis View module, select a graph, and click the View tab.

  • If you have the required administrator permissions, in the Analysis View module's Analysis Menus tab, select a graph and click the View tab.
  • In the Requirements, Test Plan, Test Lab, Defects, or Business Components module, choose Analysis > Most Recently Used, and select a graph.

To access the graph window

Use one of the following:

  • In the Requirements, Test Plan, Test Lab, Defects, or Business Components module, choose Analysis > Graphs, and select a graph type.
  • In the Analysis View module, select a project report in the analysis tree. In the project report, select a section node and in the Graph Selection area click View.

User interface elements

See the table below for the user interface element details.

Note: The View tab of a graph has an improved look and feel starting from ALM 15.50. If you want to use the classic view, ask your site admin to enable the view by using the ENABLE_CLASSIC_GRAPH_VIEW parameter.

The graph window supports the classic view only.

UI Element

Description

Set Graph Appearance: Opens the Graph Appearance dialog box, enabling you to customize the graph title, graph color, and graph display.

For details, see Graph Appearance.

Refresh Graph: Refreshes the graph so that it displays the most up-to-date information.
Icons after you click Show More Actions

Send by E-mail: Sends the graph by e-mail.

Not supported for composite graphs.

Print Graph: Prints the graph.

Edit Categories: Opens the Edit Categories dialog box for you to combine X-Axis and Grouped By field values into categories.

For details, see Edit Categories for Graphs .

Copies graph into clipboard. It includes the following options:

  • Copy Graph: Copies the graph in color to the Clipboard.
  • Copy Full Screen Graph: Copies the graph in color to the Clipboard, enlarged to fit full screen.

When viewing a graph as a bar, pie , or line chart, saves the graph as an image file. It includes the following options:

  • Save as JPEG: Saves the graph as a JPEG image file.
  • Save as PNG: Saves the graph as a PNG image file.

Auxiliary line: Shows the auxiliary line that helps you better visualize the difference between two lines.

Auxiliary line only works for graphs of the same entity type. For example, they are both for defects. It shows percentages (primary graph value / non-primary graph) if the graphs are age or summary graphs. It shows differences (primary graph value - non-primary graph value) if the graphs are progress or trend graphs.

Available from: Composite graphs that include only two source graphs

Data Range: Opens the Data Range window to specify which groups of data in each graph will be reflected in the composite graph.

For details, see Composite Graph Data Range.

Available from: Composite graphs

Column Chart: Switches the column format to a stacked column chart or clustered column chart, depending on the graph type.

Available from: Summary, trend, age, and composite graphs.

Line Chart: Switches the chart format to a line chart.

Available from: Progress and composite graphs

Pie Chart: Switches the chart format to a pie chart.

Available from: Summary graphs.

In pie charts, the x-axis categories are displayed as pie segments. The y-axis quantities are represented by the size of the segments.

Note: Pie charts do not display the Grouped By field.

Area chart: Switches the chart format to a stacked area chart or clustered area chart, depending on the graph type.

Available from: Graphs whose x-axis values are dates, such as trend and progress graphs

Data Grid: The grid creates a matrix of the graph's x-axis and Grouped By categories. A Total row is added that displays the total of each Grouped By category.

Available for all graph types.

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