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 Doughnut Chart

This demo shows how you can manage an XML driven component - a Flash chart here - in SharePoint.

The source data is an XML file stored in a document library ("XML Edit Demo"). You can update the XML file directly from a SharePoint page through a form (see the Data Form tab).

Note: you need contributor rights to update the form. If you want to try it out, please contact me to get a username and password.


FusionCharts needs Adobe Flash Player to run. If you're unable to see the chart here, it means that your browser does not seem to have the Flash Player Installed. You can downloaded it here for free.


 Data Form


 Behind the scene

The Flash chart renders data from an XML file (PieChart.xml in the above diagram), stored in a document library.

A Data Form Web Part is connected to the XML file, and allows you to update the file directly from within a SharePoint page.

See the tutorial tab to learn how to create the form with SharePoint Designer.


 Form - Tutorial


To create the Data Form Web Part, you first need to have your xml file (Donut1.xml in our example) uploaded to your site, in a document library. Then follow these steps:

1/ Create a Web Part page, and open it in SharePoint Designer.

2/ Display the Data Source Library (Task panes | Data Source Library) >> screenshot

3/ Under XML files, find your file, and in the context menu select "Show Data" >> screenshot

4/ Select the fields you want to display in the form (in blue in the screenshot), then select Insert Selected Fields as | Multiple Item Form >> screenshot

Your Data Form Web Part is now ready. You can further customize it in SharePoint Designer, and export it for reuse in other pages of your site.

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FusionCharts v3

FusionCharts v3 is a flash charting component that can be used to render data-driven & animated charts. It offers over 45 types of 2D/3D charts including line, area, bar, column, pie, doughnut (donut), combination, scatter, bubble, scroll charts etc.

FusionCharts Free (v2) comes with a completely free licensing policy. It supports 22 chart types including bar, column, line, area, pie, doughnut (donut), combination, funnel, Gantt etc.