Issue 80959

Summary: give a hint to the user when selected data does not match the selected charttype
Product: General Reporter: nivag <gavinflower>
Component: chartAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues, rb.henschel
Version: 3.3.0 or older (OOo)Keywords: oooqa
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: PC   
OS: Linux, all   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---
Description Flags
sample data
stock example none

Description nivag 2007-08-23 00:42:53 UTC
I have 4 data columns (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003):
1) uses 2002 & another year I can't read because the colour is too close to white
2) appears to use only 2003
3) uses 2000 & 2003
4) is identical to 3) in all aspects
Comment 1 nivag 2007-08-23 00:44:51 UTC
Created attachment 47735 [details]
sample data
Comment 2 Regina Henschel 2007-08-23 18:27:03 UTC
I do not understand the issue. The summary says something about chart type
"stock", but your example is a column chart?

Your example has got a secondary y-axis. Perhaps that is confusing?

Please write a step by step description what you are doing, what you get and
what you expect to get.
Comment 3 nivag 2007-08-23 21:07:51 UTC
Created attachment 47762 [details]
stock example
Comment 4 Regina Henschel 2007-08-23 21:52:50 UTC
The year numbers are surely no values but "labels". Therefore you must check
"First row as label".

You have chosen the variant "Stock Chart 1". This variant works on two or on
three values. But you have set four. That cannot work. Please read the help for
"stock" chart. If you find something in the help being unclear, please point it
out, so that we can improve the help.
Comment 5 nivag 2007-08-23 22:39:55 UTC
I was in my "Maliciously Naive User Mode"!

The Help explains a lot, sufficient for this example anyhow.

May I suggest that a suitable Error message be displayed when the data is
obviously wrong for the type of chart requested?  Ether that, or the appropriate
help page should automatically popup, or at least an offer to display it.  So I
think this should be changed to be an enhancement.

I bet I am not the only one to casually check out the chart varieties with
inappropriate data.
Comment 6 kla 2007-09-21 10:54:52 UTC
@iha: I`m not sure is this issue for you or matched it better for the help. If
so, please reassign this issue to ufi.
Comment 7 IngridvdM 2007-09-21 12:37:23 UTC
confirmed, a hint for the user would be helpful here. Details have still to be