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Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 1: Getting Started by Charlie Arehart, Raymond Camden, Ben Forta

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Generating Graphs

We’ll start with an overview of the charting features included in ColdFusion. ColdFusion comes with a series of tags that will allow you to:

  • Create many different types of graphs, including pie charts, bar graphs, line graphs, and scatter charts.

  • Format your graphs options that control fonts, colors, labels, and more.

  • Display the graphs on any ColdFusion page as JPEG images, PNG images, or interactive Flash charts.

  • Allow users to drill down on data shown in your charts. For instance, you could have people click the wedges in a pie chart, revealing the data represented in that wedge.

  • Combine several different charts, displaying them together on the page. For instance, you might create a scatter chart that shows individual purchases ...

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