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Plot a graph against date


I have a requirement to plot some value according to dates.

On X- axis there will be dates and Y-axis will be the values. I am using the Chart tool but i cant plot dates on it.

Is there any way to do this?


 Capture.JPGRequired graph


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If your date field are formatted as datetime field types, then converting them to string fields will allow them to be used as graph labels. You can convert to/from a datetime field using the datetime tool (in the Parse tool category). If you use a different date format and are worried about keeping your records in order: use a RecordID tool and a sort tool to retain the original order.


In the attached example, I entered a string field, converted to a datetime type and back to string before using them for graph labels. I also recommend using the Charting tool and not the deprecated Chart tool.