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Dundas Chart for SharePoint

This document contains information about Dundas Chart for SharePoint – Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Edition. Please read this document thoroughly before attempting to use the charting web part control.

Developed for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS), this fully-managed charting web part control takes charting to a whole new level. Dundas Chart for SharePoint provides extensive functionality and abilities that go far beyond the native SharePoint chart available in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. Incredible design-time support lets you quickly create sensational charts with a minimal amount of effort. A lot of time and energy has been invested in making this charting control as easy and as flexible as possible so you can get things up and running in minutes.

Platform Requirements

  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

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Deploying ChartWebPart to new Web Application Instances

To deploy this web part to a newly created web application, you will need to run the ChartMSSInstaller.exe installation file. This application can be found in the InstallDir\Tools directory.

Typically this directory is found in:

  • C:\Program Files\Dundas Software\Charting\SharePoint\Tools\ChartMSSInstaller.exe

The ChartMSSInstaller.exe application displays a dialog where you must specify a location for the Source Package Directory. Click the Install button to get things started.

The default folder location is set to:

  • C:\Program Files\Dundas Software\Charting\SharePoint\Bin

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Activating Dundas Chart for SharePoint on the SharePoint Web Site

The Dundas Chart for SharePoint web part is installed on your SharePoint server as a feature, letting site administrators quickly enable or disable the web part as required. The Dundas Chart for SharePoint web part is activated automatically upon installation.

To manually activate the Dundas Chart for SharePoint web part:

  1. On the SharePoint site’s My Site page, click Site Actions to open the drop-down menu.
  2. Click Site Settings to display the SharePoint site settings page.
  3. Click the Site Collection Features option in the Site Collection Administration section.
  4. Click the Activate button next to the Dundas Chart Web Part in the list of available features.

Once the Dundas Chart for SharePoint web part is activated, you can add it to all of the desired sites.

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Adding the Dundas Chart for SharePoint Web Part to a Web Site Gallery

After installing Dundas Chart for SharePoint the web part will be visible in the Add New Web Part dialog. This is where you will go to add new web parts to your SharePoint projects.

Adding Chart to the main site

If the Dundas Chart Web Part isn’t in the Add New Web Part dialog, manually activate it:

  1. On the SharePoint site’s home page, click Site Actions to open the drop-down menu.
  2. Choose Site Actions from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Site Settings, then Modify All Site Settings to display the SharePoint site settings page.
  4. Click the Galleries heading, then choose Web Parts to go to the Web Parts Gallery page.
  5. Click the New button to go to the Web Parts Gallery: New Web Parts page.
  6. Check the Dundas.SharePoint.Charting.WebParts.ChartWebPart entry, then click the Populate button.ChartWebPart.webpart is added to the web site’s web part list.

Once the web part has been activated it will be available in the Add New Web Part dialog.

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Adding Chart to a subsite

If the Dundas Chart Web Part isn’t in the Add New Web Part dialog, manually activate it:

  1. On the SharePoint site’s My Site page, click Site Actions to open the drop-down menu.
  2. Click Site Settings to display the SharePoint site settings page.
  3. Click the Galleries heading, then choose Web Parts to go to the Web Parts Gallery page.
  4. Click the New button to go to the Web Parts Gallery: New Web Parts page.
  5. Check the Dundas.SharePoint.Charting.WebParts.ChartWebPart entry, then click the Populate button.ChartWebPart.webpart is added to the web site’s web part list.

Once the web part has been activated it will be available in the Add New Web Part dialog.

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Disabling the Code Editor

You may want to disable the Code Editor for some sites; this is possible by editing the configuration file.

To disable the Code Editor:

  1. Locate your site’s app.config file, located in the web server extensions directrory.For example, C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\TEMPLATE\LAYOUTS\Dundas\Charting\WebUI\app.config.

    Note that the exact path may be different for your SharePoint installation.

  2. Open the app.config using a text editor such as Notepad.This file is an XML configuration file, much like IIS’ web.config file.
  3. In the appSettings element, either add a CodeEditorOn key set to false, or change the existing one:
    <add key="CodeEditorOn" value="false"/>
  4. Save the app.config file.
  5. Restart IIS to load the changed configuration settings.

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A Note About SharePoint Server Farms

When using Dundas Chart for SharePoint in a server farm, you must run the installation program on every front-end server handling requests. This will ensure that the correct DLLs and needed entries are in place.

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Uninstallation

Use the Windows Control Panel’s Add/Remove Programs utility to uninstall Dundas Chart for SharePoint.

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Dundas Chart for SharePoint Support

All Dundas products include 60 days of live technical support. Our support staff are available during regular office hours from Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM Eastern Time, and can be contacted at 416-467-9100 or by email at support@dundas.com.

The Dundas Support site also contains online documentation and helpful support articles that can help answer your questions.

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