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Oracle® Fusion Middleware User's Guide for Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer Plus
11g Release 1 (11.1.1)

Part Number B40105-01
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Edit Graph dialog: Y-Axis tab

Use this dialog to configure the Y-axis (that is, the vertical axis) of a graph. For example, you might want to specify a title for the Y-axis.

This dialog is also displayed as:
Edit Graph dialog: Y-Axis page
Edit Graph dialog: Y1-Axis page (on dual-Y type graphs)
Edit Graph dialog: Y2-Axis page (on dual-Y type graphs)

For more information, see:

"About using graphs in Discoverer"

"About components of a Discoverer graph"

Note: The graph type that you have selected determines which fields are displayed. Not all fields might be described on this help page.

Show Y1-Axis title

Use this check box to display or hide the Y-axis graph title defined in the box below. By default, the title is displayed to the left the Y-axis.

<Title field>

Use this field to enter the title text for the axis.


Use this button to add report information derived from dynamic values to the Y-axis title (for example, workbook name, current date, current time). These dynamic values are updated automatically when you display, print, or export a graph.

Y1-axis Title Font

Use this button to display the "Edit Graph dialog: Font dialog tab", which enables you to change the font style of the Y-axis label.

Select options for line on the Y1-Axis

Set the scale you would like to use on this axis

Use the following fields to change the scale of the Y-axis.

Logarithmic scale

Use this check box to change the default linear scale of the X-axis to a logarithmic scale. When you select this check box, the adjacent Base drop down list becomes active, which enables you to change the default logarithmic base value.

You might use a logarithmic scale when you have numeric data that is widely spaced and you want to maintain the visibility of the smaller values. For example, if you had data ranging in value from 10 to 100,000 and you use the default linear scale, smaller values might not register on the graph. If you changed to a logarithmic scale of base 10, the smaller values would register on the graph.

Note: The e value in the Base drop down list equals 2.71 (sometimes referred to as a natural logarithm).

Reference Lines

Use this button to display the Reference Lines dialog, which enables you to define up to three lines on a graph to emphasize particular data values on a graph. For example, you might add a reference line show the target sales value, to emphasize which regions achieved a target. For an example of a reference line on a graph, see "About components of a Discoverer graph".

Y1-Axis Label Font

Use this button to display the "Edit Graph dialog: Font dialog tab", which enables you to change the font style of the Y-axis label.