Displaying data in a chart or graph can make data interpretation much easier for users of the applications you develop with the Adobe Flex 2 product line. Instead of presenting a simple table of numeric data, you can display a bar, pie, line, or other type of chart using colors, captions, and a two-dimensional representation of your data.
Data visualization enables you to present information in a way that simplifies data interpretation and data relationships. Charting is one type of data visualization in which you create two-dimensional representations of your data. Flex supports some of the most commons types of two-dimensional chartssuch as bar, column, and pie chartsand provides you with a great deal of control over the appearance of charts.
A simple chart shows a single data series, in which a series is a group of related data points. For example, a data series might be monthly sales revenues or daily occupancy rates for a hotel. The following chart shows a single data series that corresponds to sales over several months:
The Dashboard application shows rich interactive charts about the company's sales.