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Chart Series Component
This function cannot be used with Custom Record Field Expressions.
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a!chartSeries( label, data, links, color, showWhen )

Defines a series of data for a bar, column, line, or pie chart.

See also:


Name Keyword Types Description




Name that corresponds to the data value or data values to display in the legend.



Decimal Array

Value displayed for the related series.label.



Array of Links

Array of values that determine what occurs when a user clicks a data point in the chart. Create links with:




Overrides the auto-assignment of series color with a specific value. Valid values: Any valid hex color or "ACCENT", "BLUEGRAY", "GREEN", "GOLD", "ORANGE", "PURPLE", "RED", "SKYBLUE", "LIMEGREEN", "YELLOW", "AMBER", "PINK", "VIOLETRED".




Determines whether the series is displayed on the interface. When set to false, the series is hidden and is not evaluated. Default: true.

Usage considerations

Chart series color

The color of chart series can be defined by an overall chart color scheme or it can be configured individually. If a user has selected or created a color scheme, they can swap out the color of any individual series.

Users can choose between the assigned color scheme color, the environment’s accent color, a color such as "SKYBLUE" or "BLUEGRAY", or a custom color defined by a hex code. Any series configurations will take precedence over the assigned color scheme colors.


Copy and paste an example into the INTERFACE DEFINITION in EXPRESSION MODE to see it displayed.

The a!chartseries() component is always used within a chart component.

Single series bar chart with label, Y-axis title, and no legend

Use the interactive editor below to test out your code:

Multiple series line chart with label, X-axis title, Y-axis title, and legend

Use the interactive editor below to test out your code:

The following patterns include usage of the Chart Series Component.

  • Aggregate Data and Conditionally Display in a Chart or Grid (Reports, Charts, Query Data, Grids, Records): Aggregate data and conditionally display it in a pie chart or grid. In this pattern, we will calculate the total number of employees in each department and display it in a pie chart and a read-only grid. Then, we'll use a link field to conditionally display each component.

  • Configure a Chart to Grid Toggle (Charts, Grids): Display a column chart with a toggle to display an alternate grid view of the data.

  • Drilldown Report Pattern (Grids, Charts, Reports): The drilldown report pattern consists of a bar chart and column chart, which each drill down into a grid.

  • Filter the Data in a Grid Using a Chart (Charts, Grids, Filtering, Records): Display an interactive pie chart with selectable sections so that a user may filter the results in a grid.

  • Refresh Until Asynchronous Action Completes (Auto-Refresh): Use a refresh interval to display the results of an asynchronous action automatically.

  • Trend-Over-Time Report (Charts, Reports): This report provides an attractive, interactive design for exploring different series of data over time.

  • Use a Filter to Adjust Chart Reference Lines (Filtering, Charts): Using a dropdown, filter the results of a data set while also adjusting a chart reference line.

  • Year-Over-Year Report (Charts, Reports, Formatting): This is a feature-rich, interactive report for sales and profits by products over select periods of time.

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Chart Series Component