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3079409 - Bar char with reference line: overlapping labels in SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC)


  • When using a bar chart with a reference line, the labels for the reference line and the bar may overlap in SAC
  • This seems to happen if the value of the bar is a bit smaller than the reference line and depending on the size of the chart; smaller the chart or screen resolution more likely to be overlapped


  • SAP Analytics Cloud (Enterprise) 2021.10.1

Reproducing the Issue

The issue can be reproduced by creating a simple bar chart with a single value and adding a reference line with a (slightly) bigger value then resizing the chart to be smaller.


This is due to reference line labels that don't currently have collision detection for other elements which can include:

  • Other reference line labels
  • Data labels
  • Axis labels


This issue is a product limitation and currently being looked at as an enhancement request for future releases.

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