Converting a chart to another chart type

You can convert a chart from one type (for example, a bar chart) to another type (for example, a line chart).

When you convert an existing chart to a new chart type, IBM Cognos Report Studio keeps the properties from the existing chart if those properties exist in the new chart type. For example, if you convert a pie chart to a bar chart, Report Studio maps your chart palette to the new chart, but does not map the exploding slices because the exploding slices property does not exist in a bar chart.

Getting ready

In this recipe we will use the column chart we created in the last recipe. So if it is not open, navigate in Cognos to the report created in the last recipe and open it in Report Studio.

How to do it... ...

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