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2593551 - Custom MDF - How to add Bar/Pie Charts in the custom MDF object's UI screen.


How to design your custom MDF object's UI screen with Bar/ Pie Charts.

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The Bar and Pie charts representation of the data can be achieved in the Default UI screen.

Please note: Bar and Pie Charts cannot be viewed/ rendered in the PP3 page, since everything on the PP3 page appears in Form layout (Label - Value pair).

They can be viewed in the Manage Data page after adding the UI screen in the Object Definition -> Default Screen.


  1. Login to the Instance -> Admin Tools
  2. Go to Configure Object Definition -> Create an effectiveDated Object.
  3. Definite 4 or more Numeric fields. (Data type must be of type Number)
  4. Save the object.



  1. Login to the Instance -> Admin Tools;
  2. Go to Manage Configure UI Page -> Create a UI screen with base object you created above;


  3. Create a Group by clicking on Add Group button. (Remove the Input type field automatically generated);


  4. Drag and Drop the Numeric fields into that group;


  5. Click on the Edit Properties button of that Group;


  6. Scroll Down to the Display Section -> Change the Display type to Chart. Select Chart Type to Bar or Pie according to your requirement;


  7. Click on OK and then Save the Screen;
  8. Add this screen in Object Definition -> Default Screen as shown below;


  9. Go to Manage Data page (executable Config UI Page). Create test data for this object and click on Save;


  10. The Pie/Bar chart appears;


See Also

2553102 - Employee Central - Manage Configuration UI (MDF object UI)


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