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The Bar Chart Diagram visualizes the value distribution for a certain attribute on a Building Block Type. All building blocks are displayed as seperate bars in the diagram, depending on their attribute value.

Additionally, all Building Blocks can be filtered and colored.


Upon initial opening, a Bar Chart Diagram with a default configuration is presented. All further configuration is done interactively on the diagram. Please use the tool area at the top left of the screen to configure the diagram according to your needs.

You can save the complete diagram configuration as public or private saved query. Whenever coming back to the diagram, the last configuration will be restored. The configuration is also stored in the browser URL.

UI Reference

  1. Name of the saved diagram (if it was saved previously)
  2. Open or save Saved Query
  3. Zoom control component
  4. Go to List View of the content type
  5. Export diagram as SVG, image or PDF
  6. Reset diagram to default configuration
  7. Tool area to configure content
  8. Content area
  9. Legend showing the content type, attribute, filters and coloring

Download Diagram

Bar Chart diagram can be downloaded in five different formats:

  • SVG
  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • PDF
  • VISIO (beta-feature)

Select a content type

Click on "Element Type" in the tool area to select your desired Building Bock Type for the content.

If a Building Block Type has no assigned attributes, the following icon will show that this Building Block Type is not available:


Select Attribute

Click on "Attributes" in the tool area to select an attribute which is assigned to the content Building Block Type.


You may filter the elements to be displayed within the Bar Chart Diagram. Via the tool area you can add a new filter or edit the current filter. See Filtering for details.


The Bar Chart Diagram supports sorting functionality, see sorting. You can sort elements by bars attributes value or by segments attribute values when "color by" attribute is selected.


Initially bars are colored according to their default attribute value color. To change coloring, use "Color by..." textfield and select desired coloring by numeric or multi-value enumeration attribute. 

You may use customized color schemes here, see Corporate Design and Coloring for details.

Show/Hide Bars Labels

Click on "Display" and "Hide bar labels" or "Show bar labels" in the tool area to hide or show number labels on diagram's bars.

Show/Hide Empty Bars

Click on "Display" and "Hide empty bar" or "Show empty bar" in the tool area to hide or show empty bars on the diagram.


When hovering over a bar the actual attribute value is shown as tooltip.



The initial diagram is zoomed out to show the whole screen. You can zoom in and out the diagram by using Zoom control component or by using "ctrl + mouse wheel".


The legend documents which content type, color-codes, filters are applied. You can collapse/expand the legend by clicking the handle at the top.

Reset View

By clicking on the "Reset View" button, you can reset the diagram to the default values. Look at User Profiles page for details.

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