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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 CVS 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:

Roadmap/Work in progress

Task Target Status
Bubble Charts OOo 3.x in progress
Display from hidden cells OOo 3.2 in progress
Rotate data labels OOo 3.2 in progress
Asian typography for chart elements OOo 3.2 in progress
Placement of axes and axes labels OOo 3.1 done
Right to left Charts & Bi-directional writing OOo 3.1 done
Plotting of missing values (leave gap,assume zero,continue line) OOo 3.1 done
Select 'Range' for error bars OOo 3.0 done
Starting angle for pie charts - rotation of pie charts OOo 3.0 done
Clockwise pie chart OOo 3.0 done
Title for secondary y axis OOo 3.0 done
Ease editing regression lines (trendlines) OOo 3.0 done

Child-workspaces after OOo 3.0

CWS Description Target Based on/integrated into Status
chart37 rotate data labels, Asian typography and bug fixes OOo 3.2 DEV300m41 In development
koheichart01 display of hidden cells OOo 3.2 DEV300m38 In development
chart35 bug fixes OOo 3.1 DEV300m38 Nominated
rtlchart03 right to left charts OOo 3.1 DEV300m40 Integrated
rtlchart02 flexible axis positioning OOo 3.1 DEV300m38 Integrated
rtlchart01 bi-directional writing OOo 3.1 DEV300m37 Integrated
chart30 bug fixes OOo 3.1 DEV300m33 Integrated
chart22 plotting of missing values OOo 3.1 DEV300m29 Integrated


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 snapshot 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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