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The Chart module was exchanged completely on the way to 2.3 (starting with SRC680_m213). This is the basis for further enhancements and long awaited features.

This page documents ongoing work, implemented and still missing features. It also links to further useful information around the chart.

Helping with the Chart

Example Chart made with 2.3 (ods-file see File:ProgrammingLanguages.ods)


If you are new to development have a look at the more general pages first:

The file format used for is the ODF format.

If you like to help developing the chart, you can find useful information at the following places:

The module for the chart implementation is chart2. It is a submodule of the graphics project. The chart implementation makes heavy use of UNO (Universal Network Objects), thus it would be good to learn about UNO first. The new chart does support a published stable UNO API com::sun::star::chart for external use. There is also an internal API com::sun::star::chart2. The internal API is not published and is not guaranteed to be stable. It is subject to further changes - so don't count on it in scripts or something! Furthermore several things you can set with the internal API will not be saved by the application. So for stable work please use the published standard chart API com::sun::star::chart.

If you have questions or comments related to the chart you have several choices:

To find a concrete task to work on, check the issue queries of open chart bugs and features. Maybe there is something that catches your interest:

Work in progress

CWS Description Status
chartmultiline display complex categories hierarchically at the x-axis In development based on DEV300m70
chartpositioning placement of charts excluding axes labels In development based on DEV300m64
chartshapes common shapes in chart Nominated based on DEV300m66
chart41 bug fixes Integrated into DEV300m59 (OOo 3.2)
chartuseability01 enhanced context menu and chart element selector Integrated into DEV300m59 (OOo 3.2)
fillednetchart filled net chart Integrated into DEV300m57 (OOo 3.2)
chart40 bug fixes Integrated into DEV300m57 (OOo 3.2)
chart39 bug fixes Integrated into DEV300m54 (OOo 3.2)
bubblechart bubble chart Integrated into DEV300m52 (OOo 3.2)
dr70 performance Integrated into DEV300m52 (OOo 3.2)
chart37 rotate data labels, Asian typography and bug fixes Integrated into DEV300m50 (OOo 3.2)
koheichart01 display of hidden cells Integrated into DEV300m49 (OOo 3.2)


If you want to help the QA team have a look at the QA contribution page. You can help a lot with identifying new problems or verifying fixed and integrated issues!

Download the latest developer build and give it a try. When you find a bug please check whether someone else already did submit an issue for that problem. The following issue list can help you with the research:

If the problem is unknown you are welcome to submit a new issue. Thanks a lot for your help!

Other Contributions

For other kinds of contributions like graphics, documentation, translation, marketing take a look at this page.

Implemented Chart Features

Open Chart Features

Basic Macro Examples

Also have a look at the BASIC Developers Guide!


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