Play Animation

The ‘Play By First Attribute’ option will make Vitara charts to display the chart for each element of the first attribute at a particular time instant. We can pause at any time.

Note: To enable ‘Play Animation’ feature atleast two attributes are required in the chart.

Steps to enable ‘Play Animation’ feature in dossiers:

Drag and drop the attribute you want to apply ‘Play Axis’ into the ‘Play Axis’ drop zone.

For example, i had two attributes, week and month. In the below screenshot bar chart is displaying sales and profit metrics over weeks and months.

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To enable ‘Play Animation’ feature drag drop one of the attribute into the ‘Playe Axis’ drop zone. In the above mentioned example, i applied month attribute as play axis.

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Click on play button to run the ‘Play Animation’ feature.

Steps to enable ‘Play Animation’ feature in report services documents:

Step 1:

Place all the attributes required in the grid. The attribute we want to place in the play axis should be the first attribute in the grid.

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Step 2:

Run the document in presentation mode to display the chart.

Step 3:

Hover the cursor on the chart to disaply ‘Edit’ button on the right side of the chart. Click on ‘Edit’ button. In the ‘Appearance’ property we have check box ‘Play by First Attribute’. Enable this check box to apply play animation in the chart.

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Customizing Play Animation

We can modify the speed of the play axis upto 0.5X, 1.0X, 1.5X, and 2.0X.

Click on the settings button which is right edge of the play axis. Select the speed required.

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If we want the play axis to play continuously, we can enable the Loop option.

Retain first sequence/penultimate sequence

From the 4.5 version, two new features were introduced - “Retain first sequence” and “Retain penultimate sequence”. The ‘Retain first sequence’ option will display the first elements in the play axis from the begining to end of the play axis.
Simillary the “Retain penultimate sequence” will display the last elements of play axis during a complete cycle of play animation.

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This feature can be used to compare the trend in the play animation.

The following vitara charts supports play animation feature:

Bar chart, column chart, pie chart, line chart, area chart, bubble chart, tornado chart, spark line chart, funnel chart, column range chart, and bullet chart.

The following charts don’t support play animation feature:

Stacked bar/column, KPI Ring, heat map, waterfall, animation gauge, calendar heatmap, trellis, simple kpi, grid, micro, mekko, word cloud, waffle, histogram, slope chart, dumbbell, packed bubble, angular gauge, and sanky chart.