Series Properties Dialog Box, Fill

Select Fill on the Series Properties dialog box to define color and image options for this chart element.


  • Color
    Click the color button that you want to use as a color for the selected item. A larger example of the color is displayed in the Sample area. By default, White is selected. Click the Expression (fx) button to edit the expression.

  • No color
    Select to make the background color transparent.

  • Web
    Choose a color that is optimized for display in a Web browser.

  • Custom
    Type an RGB color value. For example, #FF0000 is Red.

  • Select the source of the picture
    Indicate where the picture is stored so that when the report is rendered, the report processor will know where to get the picture from. There are three options: Embedded in report, From a file or URL, and From a database.

  • Embedded in report
    Choose this option when you want to embed the picture into the item.

  • From a file or URL
    Choose this option to use a picture that is stored in a file on a report server or Web server.

  • From a database
    Choose this option when you want to include a database field name that represents the pictures that you want to include in the selected item.

  • Use this picture
    This option appears when you select the Embedded in report or From a file or URL option.

    If you are embedding the picture, choose the picture that you want to add to the report from the drop-down list. Click Import to add the picture to the drop-down list.

    If you select the From a file or URL option, type the URL of the picture. For a report published to a report server configured for native mode, use a full or relative path (for example, http://<servername>/images/image1.jpg). For a report published to a report server configured in SharePoint integrated mode, use a fully qualified URL (for example, http://<SharePointservername>/<site>/Documents/images/image1.jpg).

  • Import
    Add a picture to the Use this picture drop-down list.

  • Use this field
    This option appears if you select the From a database option. Select the field name.

  • Use this MIME type
    Choose the appropriate format of the pictures contained in the database (for example, .bmp, .jpeg, .gif, .png, or .x-png).