Adding new graphs

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Max Spivak

01 May, 2017 06:12 AM

I'm writing an extension that shows a graph of all credit card monthly balances for some timeframe, say a year going back. Is there a way to add a new graph in the Graphs & Reports section?


  1. 1 Posted by Henry on 02 May, 2017 07:09 PM

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    Hi Max,

    You are able to change and memorize a graph and you will have it in the graphs & reports section. More on that here.

    Infinite Kind Support

  2. 2 Posted by dwg on 02 May, 2017 10:38 PM

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    I believe that Max would like to add graphs that his extension generates to the side bar, not a modified version of the existing inbuilt graph.

  3. 3 Posted by Max Spivak on 03 May, 2017 06:14 AM

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    Hi Henry,

    My extension generates its own custom graph. I would like to add it to the side bar among the provided graphs. Is this possible?


  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Sean Reilly on 03 May, 2017 11:14 AM

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    Hi Max,

    We don't have an official API for this (though we should!) but it may be possible, even if difficult. You can try registering an entry for a "memorised" instance of your graph in the same way that the built-in graph/report code does it. The sidebar items are based on a ReportSpec object ( which you can create and setup with the class name for your graph as well as the settings/parameters. Your graph generator will need to subclass which is probably the trickiest part as that isn't a part of the public API. Once you have your GraphReportGenerator subclass that returns a GraphSet object from the generate() method, you create a ReportSpec to reference it. Then on that ReportSpec object do the following:

    • call setParameter("rpt_gen", yourClassName) where yourClassName is the full package and name of your GraphReportGenerator subclass.
    • call setMemorized(true)
    • call setName("whatever you like")
    • call setReportParameters(SyncRecord parameters) with the parameters that should be passed to your GraphGreportGenerator (things like date ranges, etc) when it is invoked

    when finished, call .syncItem() on your report spec and it should automatically appear in the sidebar.

    Hope this works!

    Sean Reilly
    Developer, The Infinite Kind

  5. 5 Posted by Max Spivak on 03 May, 2017 04:35 PM

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    Thank you. I will try this.


  6. Henry closed this discussion on 28 May, 2017 01:13 PM.

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