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Aug 15, 2008 at 04:09 PM

Limit on number of series in bubble charts?


Hello all,

I need to use a bubble chart in one of my visualizations (Xcelsius Engage 2008, Excel model only - no live connection), showing gross sales and margin for 13 categories series. If I map the series(es) individually, then they all show on the legend, and the graph limits change as I use the list box selector to choose the particular customer, but no bubbles - or any indication of data points - show up on the graph.

If, however, I choose to map to a range, I do see data points - but only for the first 6 of the 13 categories. I've checked the cell range to ensure all 13 categories are included in the selection, and they are, but - again - only 6 show up, or get mapped to the "series" box.

I've resized to cover more real estate, thinking perhaps Xcelsius just didn't want to display bubbles on a smallish graph field, but with no change in the display results. I have a tree map linked to the exact same data, in the same location, and it works just fine. But nobody likes the tree map; they want bubbles.

Am I missing something, or is there a limit on the number of series a bubble chart is capable of displaying?

Edited by: Jennifer Leppert on Aug 15, 2008 12:34 PM

Two swfs showing the difference and the xlf are located at Check under the "AEL" tab.