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Raymond is a senior developer evangelist for Adobe. He focuses on document services, JavaScript, and enterprise cat demos. If you like this article, please consider visiting my Amazon Wishlist or donating via PayPal to show your support. You can even buy me a coffee!

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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by Todd Rafferty posted on 10/28/2011 at 2:43 AM

Ray, are you in the position to smack said survey owner over the head and ask them to add a question?

There's a missing question:
"Are you aware that you can modify/create chart style XML files or use WebCharts3D to create chart styles?"

Then ask,
"Do you modify/create chart style XML files or use WebCharts3D to create chart styles?"

Context is pretty important. You need to know how many people are even aware of the feature IMO.

Comment 2 by Raymond Camden posted on 10/28/2011 at 2:46 AM

Valid point I guess - I assume they would answer no. I'll ping the creator.

Doesn't everyone read the complete CF docs from front to end??!?

Comment 3 by Todd Rafferty posted on 10/28/2011 at 2:50 AM

Only in Raytopia.

Comment 4 by Ed posted on 10/28/2011 at 4:03 AM

Wouldn't you know it, this survey came about 2 weeks to early for me. I answered it as our system stands today which is no use of the cfchart tag. But I have just been asked to work on mocking up a new dashboard page that would have charts on it and thus would most likely be using the cfchart tag. I look forward to digging into the cfchart tag over the next couple of weeks.

Comment 5 by Gary F posted on 10/28/2011 at 6:19 AM

I've always used cfchart but recently we were in a rush and used SQL Server Reporting Services to bang out some charts really quickly using CF to alter the URL params to change the datasets and act as a proxy. The GUI to design charts is excellent (it gets way better with "Crescent" in SQL 2012) so I really hope CF10 can step it up a gear.

Comment 6 by Tom Chiverton posted on 10/28/2011 at 3:06 PM

Not sure "Do you modify/create chart style XML files or use WebCharts3D to create chart styles?" is a Yes/No answer rather than xml/webcharts
Do you mean "what do you use to customise ?" or "do you customise" ?
I went with 'yes' as I do, and I use WebCharts and then hand edit the XML to make it a sane size.

Comment 7 by Ben B posted on 10/28/2011 at 8:21 PM

Of course, perhaps the intent of the survey is not to gather information but to disseminate it. ... in the tradition of push polls with questions like "On a scale from 1-5, how aware were you of candidate Smith's insidious attempts to undermine democracy?" Now we're all suddenly talking about jazzing up our charts. I tell you, it's a conspiracy.

Comment 8 by Raymond Camden posted on 10/28/2011 at 8:22 PM

I did a quick demo of new charting at MAX. Unfortunately my video was cut off towards the end.