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2687867 - No data available in Chart - Online Report Designer


  • A chart component in ORD displays the message "No data available. Please change your selection"
  • In Edit Query > Show Table View mode you can see data properly
  • In Edit Formatting > Preview the error message "The query must specify a dimension on the columns" is displayed

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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create a chart component in ORD
  2. Select a measure and a row in Design View
  3. Click on Show Table view to see a preview of the data
    edit query no column.png
    edit query preview no column.png

  4. Run the Chart and see the message
    no data.png


The Chart component must specify a dimension (field) on the columns


  1. Edit the query of the chart component
  2. You can either add another field to the Columns section 
    edit query column and row.png
  3. Or click on Swap values with Rows i.e. move the field from Rows to Columns
    swap.pngedit query no row.png
    preview with column only.png

See Also

2286593 - "No data available please change the scope" Showing in Reports


chart component ORD message No data available Please change your selection The query must specify a dimension on the columns Online Report Designer , KBA , LOD-SF-ANA , Analytics & Reporting (Ad Hoc, YouCalc, ORD) , How To


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