Setting up trends Chapter 23
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Providing a name for the trend
When you create a trend object, it is given a name by default. To change the
name, right-click the trend object, and then select Property Panel.
In the Properties
tab, in the (Name) row, type the trend’s new name.
The name can contain letters, numbers, and the underscore character (_);
however, the first character must be a letter, and the name cannot contain
Setting up trend properties
The Trend Properties dialog box contains several tabs, in which you can set
up the trend’s data, appearance, and behavior:
In the General
tab, set up the trend’s data server (real
historical polling), chart title, chart style, and update mode.
In the Display tab, set up the appearance of the trend display.
In the Pens tab, set up pen tags and expressions, and the appearance of
pens in the trend.
In the X-Axis
tab, set up the trend’s horizontal axis.
In the Y-Axis
tab, set up the trend’s vertical axis.
In the Overlays tab, add or remove snapshots of historical data.
In the Template tab, set up properties for trend templates.
In the Runtime tab, set up ways to interact with the trend at run time.
In the Common tab,
set up the trend’s size and position in the graphic
Once you have set up the trend, you can modify it as you would any other
graphic object. You can move it, resize it, attach animation to it, and so on.
You can also copy a trend object by dragging it from one graphic display to
For more information about working with graphic displays and objects, see
Creating graphic displays on page 391, and Creating graphic objects on page