ActiveReports 16 .NET Edition
ActiveReports 16 User Guide / Concepts / Page Report/RDL Report Concepts / Toolbox / Chart / Plots / High Low Close Chart / Create High Low Close Chart
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    Create High Low Close Chart
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    This walkthrough creates a High Low Close Chart. The chart shows the movement of stock price for a certain company over time. In the high low close chart, the upper and the lower ends of the line represent the high and low values, while the marker represents the closing value. The final chart appears like this:

    High Low Close Chart

    Create a Report

    In the ActiveReports Designer, create a new RDL report.

    Bind Report to Data

    The Report Data Source dialog is invoked when a new report is created if you keep the default check on for the Launch Data Source Wizard option. You can also access this dialog by right-clicking the Data Sources node in the Report Explorer and then selecting the Add Data Source option.

    Connect to a Data Source

    1. In the Report Data Source dialog, select the General page and enter the name of the data source.
    2. Under Type, select 'Json Provider'.
    3. Go to the Content tab under Connection and set the type of JSON data to 'Embedded'.
    4. In the Select or type the file name or URL or enter the data to be embedded field, enter the following data:

      JSON Data

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      [
        {
          "Date": "1/4/2021",
          "Close": 129.41,
          "Open": 133.52,
          "High": 133.61,
          "Low": 126.76
        },
        {
          "Date": "1/5/2021",
          "Close": 131.01,
          "Open": 128.89,
          "High": 131.74,
          "Low": 128.43
        },
        {
          "Date": "1/6/2021",
          "Close": 126.6,
          "Open": 127.72,
          "High": 131.05,
          "Low": 126.38
        },
        {
          "Date": "1/7/2021",
          "Close": 130.92,
          "Open": 128.36,
          "High": 131.63,
          "Low": 127.86
        },
        {
          "Date": "1/8/2021",
          "Close": 132.05,
          "Open": 132.43,
          "High": 132.63,
          "Low": 130.23
        },
        {
          "Date": "1/11/2021",
          "Close": 128.98,
          "Open": 129.19,
          "High": 130.17,
          "Low": 128.5
        },
        {
          "Date": "1/12/2021",
          "Close": 128.8,
          "Open": 128.5,
          "High": 129.69,
          "Low": 126.86
        },
        {
          "Date": "1/13/2021",
          "Close": 130.89,
          "Open": 128.76,
          "High": 131.45,
          "Low": 128.49
        },
        {
          "Date": "1/14/2021",
          "Close": 128.91,
          "Open": 130.8,
          "High": 131,
          "Low": 128.76
        },
        {
          "Date": "1/15/2021",
          "Close": 127.14,
          "Open": 128.78,
          "High": 130.22,
          "Low": 127
        },
        {
          "Date": "1/19/2021",
          "Close": 127.83,
          "Open": 127.78,
          "High": 128.71,
          "Low": 126.94
        },
        {
          "Date": "1/20/2021",
          "Close": 132.03,
          "Open": 128.66,
          "High": 132.49,
          "Low": 128.55
        },
        {
          "Date": "1/21/2021",
          "Close": 136.87,
          "Open": 133.8,
          "High": 139.67,
          "Low": 133.59
        },
        {
          "Date": "1/22/2021",
          "Close": 139.07,
          "Open": 136.28,
          "High": 139.85,
          "Low": 135.02
        },
        {
          "Date": "1/25/2021",
          "Close": 142.92,
          "Open": 143.07,
          "High": 145.09,
          "Low": 136.54
        },
        {
          "Date": "1/26/2021",
          "Close": 143.16,
          "Open": 143.6,
          "High": 144.3,
          "Low": 141.37
        },
        {
          "Date": "1/27/2021",
          "Close": 142.06,
          "Open": 143.43,
          "High": 144.3,
          "Low": 140.41
        },
        {
          "Date": "1/28/2021",
          "Close": 137.09,
          "Open": 139.52,
          "High": 141.99,
          "Low": 136.7
        },
        {
          "Date": "1/29/2021",
          "Close": 131.96,
          "Open": 135.83,
          "High": 136.74,
          "Low": 130.21
        },
        {
          "Date": "2/1/2021",
          "Close": 134.14,
          "Open": 133.75,
          "High": 135.38,
          "Low": 130.93
        },
        {
          "Date": "2/2/2021",
          "Close": 134.99,
          "Open": 135.73,
          "High": 136.31,
          "Low": 134.61
        },
        {
          "Date": "2/3/2021",
          "Close": 133.94,
          "Open": 135.76,
          "High": 135.77,
          "Low": 133.61
        },
        {
          "Date": "2/4/2021",
          "Close": 137.39,
          "Open": 136.3,
          "High": 137.4,
          "Low": 134.59
        },
        {
          "Date": "2/5/2021",
          "Close": 136.76,
          "Open": 137.35,
          "High": 137.42,
          "Low": 135.86
        },
        {
          "Date": "2/8/2021",
          "Close": 136.91,
          "Open": 136.03,
          "High": 136.96,
          "Low": 134.92
        },
        {
          "Date": "2/9/2021",
          "Close": 136.01,
          "Open": 136.62,
          "High": 137.88,
          "Low": 135.85
        },
        {
          "Date": "2/10/2021",
          "Close": 135.39,
          "Open": 136.48,
          "High": 136.99,
          "Low": 134.4
        },
        {
          "Date": "2/11/2021",
          "Close": 135.13,
          "Open": 135.9,
          "High": 136.39,
          "Low": 133.77
        },
        {
          "Date": "2/12/2021",
          "Close": 135.37,
          "Open": 134.35,
          "High": 135.53,
          "Low": 133.69
        },
        {
          "Date": "2/16/2021",
          "Close": 133.19,
          "Open": 135.49,
          "High": 136.01,
          "Low": 132.79
        },
        {
          "Date": "2/17/2021",
          "Close": 130.84,
          "Open": 131.25,
          "High": 132.22,
          "Low": 129.47
        },
        {
          "Date": "2/18/2021",
          "Close": 129.71,
          "Open": 129.2,
          "High": 130,
          "Low": 127.41
        },
        {
          "Date": "2/19/2021",
          "Close": 129.87,
          "Open": 130.24,
          "High": 130.71,
          "Low": 128.8
        },
        {
          "Date": "2/22/2021",
          "Close": 126,
          "Open": 128.01,
          "High": 129.72,
          "Low": 125.6
        },
        {
          "Date": "2/23/2021",
          "Close": 125.86,
          "Open": 123.76,
          "High": 126.71,
          "Low": 118.39
        },
        {
          "Date": "2/24/2021",
          "Close": 125.35,
          "Open": 124.94,
          "High": 125.56,
          "Low": 122.23
        },
        {
          "Date": "2/25/2021",
          "Close": 120.99,
          "Open": 124.68,
          "High": 126.46,
          "Low": 120.54
        },
        {
          "Date": "2/26/2021",
          "Close": 121.26,
          "Open": 122.59,
          "High": 124.85,
          "Low": 121.2
        },
        {
          "Date": "3/1/2021",
          "Close": 127.79,
          "Open": 123.75,
          "High": 127.93,
          "Low": 122.79
        },
        {
          "Date": "3/2/2021",
          "Close": 125.12,
          "Open": 128.41,
          "High": 128.72,
          "Low": 125.01
        },
        {
          "Date": "3/3/2021",
          "Close": 122.06,
          "Open": 124.81,
          "High": 125.71,
          "Low": 121.84
        },
        {
          "Date": "3/4/2021",
          "Close": 120.13,
          "Open": 121.75,
          "High": 123.6,
          "Low": 118.62
        },
        {
          "Date": "3/5/2021",
          "Close": 121.42,
          "Open": 120.98,
          "High": 121.94,
          "Low": 117.57
        },
        {
          "Date": "3/8/2021",
          "Close": 116.36,
          "Open": 120.93,
          "High": 121,
          "Low": 116.21
        },
        {
          "Date": "3/9/2021",
          "Close": 121.09,
          "Open": 119.03,
          "High": 122.06,
          "Low": 118.79
        },
        {
          "Date": "3/10/2021",
          "Close": 119.98,
          "Open": 121.69,
          "High": 122.17,
          "Low": 119.45
        },
        {
          "Date": "3/11/2021",
          "Close": 121.96,
          "Open": 122.54,
          "High": 123.21,
          "Low": 121.26
        },
        {
          "Date": "3/12/2021",
          "Close": 121.03,
          "Open": 120.4,
          "High": 121.17,
          "Low": 119.16
        },
        {
          "Date": "3/15/2021",
          "Close": 123.99,
          "Open": 121.41,
          "High": 124,
          "Low": 120.42
        },
        {
          "Date": "3/16/2021",
          "Close": 125.57,
          "Open": 125.7,
          "High": 127.22,
          "Low": 124.72
        },
        {
          "Date": "3/17/2021",
          "Close": 124.76,
          "Open": 124.05,
          "High": 125.86,
          "Low": 122.34
        },
        {
          "Date": "3/18/2021",
          "Close": 120.53,
          "Open": 122.88,
          "High": 123.18,
          "Low": 120.32
        },
        {
          "Date": "3/19/2021",
          "Close": 119.99,
          "Open": 119.9,
          "High": 121.43,
          "Low": 119.68
        },
        {
          "Date": "3/22/2021",
          "Close": 123.39,
          "Open": 120.33,
          "High": 123.87,
          "Low": 120.26
        },
        {
          "Date": "3/23/2021",
          "Close": 122.54,
          "Open": 123.33,
          "High": 124.24,
          "Low": 122.14
        },
        {
          "Date": "3/24/2021",
          "Close": 120.09,
          "Open": 122.82,
          "High": 122.9,
          "Low": 120.07
        },
        {
          "Date": "3/25/2021",
          "Close": 120.59,
          "Open": 119.54,
          "High": 121.66,
          "Low": 119
        },
        {
          "Date": "3/26/2021",
          "Close": 121.21,
          "Open": 120.35,
          "High": 121.48,
          "Low": 118.92
        },
        {
          "Date": "3/29/2021",
          "Close": 121.39,
          "Open": 121.65,
          "High": 122.58,
          "Low": 120.73
        },
        {
          "Date": "3/30/2021",
          "Close": 119.9,
          "Open": 120.11,
          "High": 120.4,
          "Low": 118.86
        },
        {
          "Date": "3/31/2021",
          "Close": 122.15,
          "Open": 121.65,
          "High": 123.52,
          "Low": 121.15
        },
        {
          "Date": "4/1/2021",
          "Close": 123,
          "Open": 123.66,
          "High": 124.18,
          "Low": 122.49
        },
        {
          "Date": "4/5/2021",
          "Close": 125.9,
          "Open": 123.87,
          "High": 126.16,
          "Low": 123.07
        },
        {
          "Date": "4/6/2021",
          "Close": 126.21,
          "Open": 126.5,
          "High": 127.13,
          "Low": 125.65
        },
        {
          "Date": "4/7/2021",
          "Close": 127.9,
          "Open": 125.83,
          "High": 127.92,
          "Low": 125.14
        },
        {
          "Date": "4/8/2021",
          "Close": 130.36,
          "Open": 128.95,
          "High": 130.39,
          "Low": 128.52
        },
        {
          "Date": "4/9/2021",
          "Close": 133,
          "Open": 129.8,
          "High": 133.04,
          "Low": 129.47
        },
        {
          "Date": "4/12/2021",
          "Close": 131.24,
          "Open": 132.52,
          "High": 132.85,
          "Low": 130.63
        },
        {
          "Date": "4/13/2021",
          "Close": 134.43,
          "Open": 132.44,
          "High": 134.66,
          "Low": 131.93
        },
        {
          "Date": "4/14/2021",
          "Close": 132.03,
          "Open": 134.94,
          "High": 135,
          "Low": 131.66
        },
        {
          "Date": "4/15/2021",
          "Close": 134.5,
          "Open": 133.82,
          "High": 135,
          "Low": 133.64
        },
        {
          "Date": "4/16/2021",
          "Close": 134.16,
          "Open": 134.3,
          "High": 134.67,
          "Low": 133.28
        },
        {
          "Date": "4/19/2021",
          "Close": 134.84,
          "Open": 133.51,
          "High": 135.47,
          "Low": 133.34
        },
        {
          "Date": "4/20/2021",
          "Close": 133.11,
          "Open": 135.02,
          "High": 135.53,
          "Low": 131.81
        },
        {
          "Date": "4/21/2021",
          "Close": 133.5,
          "Open": 132.36,
          "High": 133.75,
          "Low": 131.3
        },
        {
          "Date": "4/22/2021",
          "Close": 131.94,
          "Open": 133.04,
          "High": 134.15,
          "Low": 131.41
        },
        {
          "Date": "4/23/2021",
          "Close": 134.32,
          "Open": 132.16,
          "High": 135.12,
          "Low": 132.16
        },
        {
          "Date": "4/26/2021",
          "Close": 134.72,
          "Open": 134.83,
          "High": 135.06,
          "Low": 133.56
        },
        {
          "Date": "4/27/2021",
          "Close": 134.39,
          "Open": 135.01,
          "High": 135.41,
          "Low": 134.11
        },
        {
          "Date": "4/28/2021",
          "Close": 133.58,
          "Open": 134.31,
          "High": 135.02,
          "Low": 133.08
        },
        {
          "Date": "4/29/2021",
          "Close": 133.48,
          "Open": 136.47,
          "High": 137.07,
          "Low": 132.45
        },
        {
          "Date": "4/30/2021",
          "Close": 131.46,
          "Open": 131.78,
          "High": 133.56,
          "Low": 131.07
        },
        {
          "Date": "5/3/2021",
          "Close": 132.54,
          "Open": 132.04,
          "High": 134.07,
          "Low": 131.83
        },
        {
          "Date": "5/4/2021",
          "Close": 127.85,
          "Open": 131.19,
          "High": 131.49,
          "Low": 126.7
        },
        {
          "Date": "5/5/2021",
          "Close": 128.1,
          "Open": 129.2,
          "High": 130.45,
          "Low": 127.97
        },
        {
          "Date": "5/6/2021",
          "Close": 129.74,
          "Open": 127.89,
          "High": 129.75,
          "Low": 127.13
        },
        {
          "Date": "5/7/2021",
          "Close": 130.21,
          "Open": 130.85,
          "High": 131.26,
          "Low": 129.48
        },
        {
          "Date": "5/10/2021",
          "Close": 126.85,
          "Open": 129.41,
          "High": 129.54,
          "Low": 126.81
        },
        {
          "Date": "5/11/2021",
          "Close": 125.91,
          "Open": 123.5,
          "High": 126.27,
          "Low": 122.77
        },
        {
          "Date": "5/12/2021",
          "Close": 122.77,
          "Open": 123.4,
          "High": 124.64,
          "Low": 122.25
        },
        {
          "Date": "5/13/2021",
          "Close": 124.97,
          "Open": 124.58,
          "High": 126.15,
          "Low": 124.26
        },
        {
          "Date": "5/14/2021",
          "Close": 127.45,
          "Open": 126.25,
          "High": 127.89,
          "Low": 125.85
        },
        {
          "Date": "5/17/2021",
          "Close": 126.27,
          "Open": 126.82,
          "High": 126.93,
          "Low": 125.17
        },
        {
          "Date": "5/18/2021",
          "Close": 124.85,
          "Open": 126.56,
          "High": 126.99,
          "Low": 124.78
        },
        {
          "Date": "5/19/2021",
          "Close": 124.69,
          "Open": 123.16,
          "High": 124.92,
          "Low": 122.86
        },
        {
          "Date": "5/20/2021",
          "Close": 127.31,
          "Open": 125.23,
          "High": 127.72,
          "Low": 125.1
        },
        {
          "Date": "5/21/2021",
          "Close": 125.43,
          "Open": 127.82,
          "High": 128,
          "Low": 125.21
        },
        {
          "Date": "5/24/2021",
          "Close": 127.1,
          "Open": 126.01,
          "High": 127.94,
          "Low": 125.94
        },
        {
          "Date": "5/25/2021",
          "Close": 126.9,
          "Open": 127.82,
          "High": 128.32,
          "Low": 126.32
        },
        {
          "Date": "5/26/2021",
          "Close": 126.85,
          "Open": 126.96,
          "High": 127.39,
          "Low": 126.42
        },
        {
          "Date": "5/27/2021",
          "Close": 125.28,
          "Open": 126.44,
          "High": 127.64,
          "Low": 125.08
        },
        {
          "Date": "5/28/2021",
          "Close": 124.61,
          "Open": 125.57,
          "High": 125.8,
          "Low": 124.55
        },
        {
          "Date": "6/1/2021",
          "Close": 124.28,
          "Open": 125.08,
          "High": 125.35,
          "Low": 123.94
        },
        {
          "Date": "6/2/2021",
          "Close": 125.06,
          "Open": 124.28,
          "High": 125.24,
          "Low": 124.05
        },
        {
          "Date": "6/3/2021",
          "Close": 123.54,
          "Open": 124.68,
          "High": 124.85,
          "Low": 123.13
        },
        {
          "Date": "6/4/2021",
          "Close": 125.89,
          "Open": 124.07,
          "High": 126.16,
          "Low": 123.85
        },
        {
          "Date": "6/7/2021",
          "Close": 125.9,
          "Open": 126.17,
          "High": 126.32,
          "Low": 124.83
        },
        {
          "Date": "6/8/2021",
          "Close": 126.74,
          "Open": 126.6,
          "High": 128.46,
          "Low": 126.21
        }
      ]
      
      For more information, see the JSON Provider topic.
    5. Go to the Connection String tab and verify the generated connection string by clicking the Validate DataSource Validate Icon icon.
    6. Click OK to save the changes and open the DataSet dialog.

    Add a Dataset   

    1. In the Dataset dialog, select the General page and enter the name of the dataset, 'StockPrice'.
    2. Go to the Query page and enter the following query to fetch the required fields:
      Query
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      $.[*]
    3. Click OK to save the changes.

    Create a Chart

    We will use the Chart Wizard dialog to configure chart data values and customization. The wizard appears by default if you have a dataset added to your report. See the topic on Chart Wizard for more information.

    1. Drag-drop Chart data region onto the design area. The Chart Wizard dialog appears with an option to select the data and the chart type.
    2. Select the Dataset Name as 'StockPrice' and the Chart Type as 'High Low Close'.
    3. Click Next to proceed. Here, we will define the high, low, and close field values in the chart.
    4. Under Choose Data Values, set the High, Low, and Close fields to the following values.
      High Field Low Field Close Field
      =[High] =[Low] =[Close]
    5. In Choose Data Category, set Field to =[Date]. We will add more customizations to the category in later steps.        
    6. Click Next to preview your chart.
       High Low Close Chart Dialog Box
      You can also modify the chart palette and do other customizations as the last step in the process of chart creation. Or, you can exit the wizard and access these smart panels as explained below.

    Set Advanced Customization

    Now that the chart is configured with data values, let us do some customizations on the chart elements using the smart panels.

    Plot Settings

    1. To open the smart panel for advanced plot settings, right-click 'Plot-Plot1' on the Report Explorer and choose Property Dialog.
    2. Go to the Appearance page and set the following properties.
      • Line Style > Style: Solid
      • Line Style > Color: #8fcd37
      • Line Style > Width: 1pt
    3. Click OK to complete setting up the plot.

    Y-Axis

    1. To open the smart panel for advanced Y-axis settings, right-click 'Y-axis' on the Report Explorer and choose Property Dialog.
    2. Go to the Title page and remove the text from the Title field to hide the Y-axis title in the chart.
    3. Go to the Labels page > General page and set the Format to 'Currency (with 0 decimal points)'.
    4. Navigate to the Appearance tab and set the following properties.
      • Font > Size: 12pt
      • Font > Color: DimGray
    5. Go to the Line page and set the following properties.
      • Show Line: Check-on
      • Color: Black
      • Width: 1pt
      • Style: Solid
    6. Go to the Major Gridline page and set the following properties.
      • Grid Interval: 10
      • Grid appearance > Show Grid: Check-on
      • Grid appearance > Width: 0.25pt
      • Grid appearance > Color: #cccccc
      • Grid appearance > Style: Dashed
      • Tick mark appearance > Position: Outside
      • Tick mark appearance > Color: #cccccc
      • Tick mark appearance > Width: 0.25pt
      • Tick mark appearance > Style: Solid  
    7. Click OK to complete setting up the Y-axis.

    X-Axis

    1. To open the smart panel for advanced X-axis settings, right-click 'X-axis' on the Report Explorer and choose Property Dialog.
    2. Go to the Title page and remove the text from the Title field to hide the X-axis title in the chart.
    3. Go to the Labels page > General tab and set the following properties.
      • Format: Short Date
      • Angle: -45
    4. Now, navigate to the Appearance page and set the following properties.
      • Font > Size: 12pt
      • Font > Color: DimGray
    5. Go to the Line page and set the following properties.
      • Show Line: Check-on
      • Color: Black
      • Width: 1pt
      • Style: Solid
    6. Go to the Major Gridline page and set the following properties.
      • Grid Interval: 7 (to view weekly stock prices)
      • Grid appearance > Show Grid: Check-on
      • Grid appearance > Width: 0.25pt
      • Grid appearance > Color: #cccccc
      • Grid appearance > Style: Dashed
      • Tick mark appearance > Position: Outside
      • Tick mark appearance > Color: #cccccc
      • Tick mark appearance > Width: 0.25pt
      • Tick mark appearance > Style: Solid  
    7. Click OK to complete setting up the X-axis.

    Chart Header

    1. To open the smart panel for the chart header, click 'Header' on the Report Explorer and choose Property Dialog.
    2. Go to the General page and set Text to 'Stock Price'.
    3. Go to the Font page and set the properties as below.
      • Size: 24pt
      • Color: #3da7a8
    4. Click OK to complete setting up the chart header.
      You may want to resize the chart.
         High Low Close Chart at Design Time
      Note: We use stub data at design time and not real data. So to view the actual final chart, you need to view the chart on the preview.
    5. Once you are done with configuring and customizing the chart, press F5 to preview the report.