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
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 uptodate information.  
Icons after you click Show More Actions  
Send by Email: Sends the graph by email. Not supported for composite graphs. 

Print Graph: Prints the graph.  
Edit Categories: Opens the Edit Categories dialog box for you to combine XAxis and Grouped By field values into categories. For details, see Edit Categories for Graphs . 

Copies graph into clipboard. It includes the following options:


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


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 / nonprimary graph) if the graphs are age or summary graphs. It shows differences (primary graph value  nonprimary 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 xaxis categories are displayed as pie segments. The yaxis 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 xaxis values are dates, such as trend and progress graphs 

Data Grid: The grid creates a matrix of the graph's xaxis and Grouped By categories. A Total row is added that displays the total of each Grouped By category. Available for all graph types. 
UI Element 
Description 

Generate. Refreshes the graph so that it displays the most uptodate information. 

Bar Chart. In summary, trend and age graphs, switches the chart format to a bar chart. 

Pie Chart. In summary graphs, switches the chart format to a pie chart. In pie charts, the xaxis categories are displayed as pie segments. The yaxis quantities are represented by the size of the segments. Note: Pie charts do not display the Grouped By field. 

Line Chart. In progress graphs, switches the chart format to a line chart. 

Data Grid. The grid creates a matrix of the graph's xaxis and Grouped By categories. A Total row is added that displays the total of each Grouped By category. Available in all graph types. 

Show/Hide Total Values. In progress graphs, shows/hides a <total> category to the graph, representing the sum of of all the other Grouped By categories. Tip: After showing the <total> category, click its label in the legend to hide the category. 

Scroll to the Left/Right. Scrolls the graph to the left or right. These buttons are enabled when the Zoom In and Zoom Out buttons are in use. 

Show All. Restores the graph to its normal size. This button is enabled when the Zoom In and Zoom Out buttons are in use. 

Zoom In/Out. Changes the magnification of the graph. 

Save Graph Image. When viewing a graph as a bar, pie chart, or line chart, saves the graph image. You can select from a variety of graphic file formats. Save Graph Data. When viewing a data grid, saves the graph data. You can save the data as an Excel spreadsheet, a Word file, an HTML document, or a text file. 

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. 

Copy Graph to Clipboard. Includes the following options:


Print Graph. Includes the following options:


Edit Categories. Enables you to combine XAxis and Grouped By field values into categories. The following options are available:


Full Screen. Opens the graph in a new window and maximizes its display. Note: The toolbar remains visible in fullscreen mode. Tip: To return to the standard view, click the Close button in the topright corner of the window. Available from: View tab 

In the graph window, opens the New Graph dialog box, enabling you to save the graph to a folder in the Analysis View module. Available from: Graph window 

<graph area> 
You can perform the following actions in the graph area:

<graph title> 
Click a graph title to change the graph's titles and appearance. For user interface details, see Graph Appearance. 
<legend> 
In line or bar charts, displays the chart categories and their corresponding color. You can perform the following actions in the legend box:

See also: