Warning messages in Datylon

What to do in case of warning messages in Datylon

At the bottom of the Datylon panel in the Issues pane, you may find warning messages marked with a yellow background referring to one or more charts in your document.

You can ignore the warning messages and continue working, but it is advised to apply the suggested property changes in order to improve the appearance of your chart(s).


The warning messages are listed per chart.


Below you find all the possible warning messages and a more elaborate explanation about the suggested improvements. 

Chart specific warnings:

Chart type Warning message What caused warning to appear What to do to make warning disappear

Bar chart

'Round all corners of stack’ overwrites the rounding of corners of bar segments

Appears when both Styling > Bars > Round all corners and Styling > Bars > Multi-Series > Round all corners of stack checkboxes are on.

If you want to round all corners of each stack then leave only Styling > Bars > Round all corners checkbox on. If you want to round corners of the bar as a whole then leave only Styling > Bars > Multi-Series > Round all corners of stack checkbox on.
Bar chart There are only <number of series> series available Appears when Styling > Multi-Series > Stack Type is set to Diverging and Styling > Multi-Series > Series Alignment Position value is bigger than the number of series available. Set the value of Styling > Multi-Series > Series Alignment Position to a number that is equal or less than the number of series.
Bar chart Disabling multi-series will only render the first bound series Appears when Styling > Bars > Multi-Series is turned off and the number of series is two or more. Turn Styling > Bars > Multi-Series on or reduce the number of series to 1.
Bar chart Sorting is ignored, because stack type is set to "percentages" Appears when Styling > Bars > Multi-Series > Stack Type is set to Percentages and Styling > Bars > Sorting applied ( means if any type except "None" applied) Set Percentages and Styling > Bars > Sorting to None.
Bar chart "Stack Offset - Percentages (Diverging)" can not be applied to negative values Appears when data has negative values and Styling > Bars > Multi-Series > Stack Type set to Percentages or Diverging Either set Styling > Bars > Multi-Series > Stack Type to None or remove negative values from data used.
Bullet chart The Bar (Target) Value should fall within the Measure Range Appears when the number assigned to value (target) is bigger than max value of Measures or less than min value of Measures.  The number assigned to value (target) should be between min and max value of Measures.
Icon Array chart Generating this amount of icons can influence the performance of Datylon Appears when the number of icons is more than 1000. (Number of icons = number of icons in rows * number of icons in columns).  Go to Styling > Array > Columns, Styling > Array > Rows and change this values so the number of columns is equal or less than 1000.
Icon Array chart The number of rows and/or columns is too small to generate the amount of icons Appears when Styling > Array > Value of 1 Icon is set and the number of icons that should be generated based on data and Value of 1 Icon property exceeds the product of Columns and Rows value Either remove Value of 1 Icon or make the values of Columns and Rows values big enough to exceed the value icons that should be generated based on data and Value of 1 Icon
Bar / Line / Area / Scatter chart "X"("Y") values should be of type 'number' Appears when values bound to "X"("Y") are not numerical or isn't formatted as a number. If you want to use values bound to ("X")"Y" as numbers you should format your data (you can read more about this here), if you don't want to use values bound to ("X")"Y" as numbers switch to other available type: go to Styling > X(Y) Axis > Type
Bar / Line / Area / Scatter chart "'X'("Y") values cannot be recognized as the type 'DateTime' Appears when values bonded to "X"("Y") are not numerical or isn't formatted as a number. If you want to use values bound to ("X")"Y" as date you should format your data (you can read more about this here), if you don't want to use values bound to ("X")"Y" as numbers switch to other available type: go to Styling > X(Y) Axis > Type
Icon chart Max value should be greater then or equal to the maximum value from data Appears when Styling > Icons > Distribution > Absolute > Max Value is less than the maximum value from data Set Styling > Icons > Distribution > Absolute > Max Value to the value that is greater or equal to maximum value from the dataset
Icon chart Min value should be less then or equal to the maximum value from data Appears when Styling > Icons > Distribution > Absolute > Min Value is less than the minimum value from data Set Styling > Icons > Distribution > Absolute > Min Value to the value that is greater or equal to minimum value from the dataset

 

Property specific warnings:

Property Warning message What caused warning to appear What to do to make warning disappear
Styling > X(Y) Axis > Major Ticks and Grid > Custom Ticks Amount > Starting Tick in Numerical or Datetime type axis. Starting tick should fall within the data range Appears when starting tick is less than min value or bigger than the max value.  Enter Starting Tick value that is bigger than min value and smaller than max value. 
Styling > X(Y) Axis > Major Ticks and Grid > Custom Ticks Amount > Ticks Interval This ticks interval is too small to ensure a good performance Appears when space between ticks is less than 1px. Increase Ticks Interval
Styling > X(Y) Axis > Locate At Zero The other axis is not numerical, this axis can not be placed at 0 Appears when other axis is not of type numerical Switch other axis to numerical type or turn off the the checkbox
Styling > Position and Margins > Margins The chart area is too small to render the chart. Adjust the margins or increase the chart area size to render the chart Appears when margins are bigger than width and/or height of the chart or the chart area is too small. Increase the size of the chart and/or decrease margins
Styling > X(Y) Axis > Min Value in Numerical or Datetime type axis. Min value should be smaller than <min value from data>  Appears when entered min value is bigger than min value from data.  Enter min value that is smaller than min value from the data
Styling > X(Y) Axis > Max Value in Numerical or Datetime type axis. Max value should be bigger than <max value from data>  Appears when entered max value is smaller than max value from data. Enter max value that is bigger than max value from the data
Color > Palette > Range > Min Value / Max Value / Center for palette that was applied to categorical data Min/max/center values can not be set for categorically applied palettes Appears when some values are typed into Color > Palette > Range > Min Value / Max Value / Center while palette is applied to categorical data Remove values from Color > Palette > Range > Min Value / Max Value / Center filed