Radar Chart in SSRS is handy to visualize the numeric data. We can call the Radar Charts as the Line Charts where X-axis values wrapped in 360 degrees.
In this article, we will show you how to create a Radar Chart in SSRS, How to change its Title, Radar Chart Font style, Chart Model, and Display Data Labels on Radar Chart in SSRS or SQL Reporting Services with an example.
For this SSRS radar chart example, we write the Custom SQL query:
-- SQL Query that we use in SSRS Radar Chart SELECT Cat.[EnglishProductCategoryName] AS ProductCategory, SubCat.[EnglishProductSubcategoryName] AS ProductSubCategory, Prod.EnglishProductName AS ProductName, Prod.Color, Fact.OrderQuantity, Fact.TotalProductCost, Fact.SalesAmount, Fact.TaxAmt, Fact.[Freight] FROM FactInternetSales AS Fact INNER JOIN DimProduct AS Prod ON Fact.ProductKey = Prod.ProductKey INNER JOIN DimProductSubcategory AS SubCat ON Prod.ProductSubcategoryKey = SubCat.ProductSubcategoryKey INNER JOIN DimProductCategory AS Cat ON SubCat.ProductCategoryKey = Cat.ProductCategoryKey
and the Data that it’s going to return is:
Create a Radar Chart in SSRS
In this example, we are going to create a Radar Chart to display the Sales Amount grouped by product Color in 30 degrees. The below screenshot will show you the Data Source and Dataset we used for this Radar Chart Report.
In the SSRS report design, we can add a Radar Chart by dragging the Chart property from the SSRS Toolbox to Design space. Or right-click on the report designer to open the context menu. From the context menu, please select the Insert -> Chart option.
Once you select the Chart option, a new window called Select Chart Type will open to select the required chart from the available once. For this example, we are selecting a Radar Chart.
Once you click on the OK button, the Radar Chart will display in the design region with dummy data.
Click on the empty space around the SSRS Radar Chart will open the Chart Data window
- Values: Any Numeric (Metric) value such as Total Sales, Sale amount, Number of Customers, Tax etc. All these values will be aggregated using an aggregate function (Sum, Avg, Count etc). It is because we are grouping them with the category group items.
- Category Group: Please specify the Column name that you want to use to divide the axis.
- Series Group: Specify the Dimension here. It further groups the individual category
As we said before, In this example, we will create a Radar Chart to find the sales amount by Color. So, Drag and drop the sales amount column from data set to chart data values, Product Color to category group.
Click on the Preview tab to see the report preview.
If you observe the above screenshot, It is providing a perfect result, but we are unable to identify the exact sales amount of each Color. So, let us add the Data Labels.
Format Radar Chart in SSRS
The following list of examples will show you the steps involved in formatting the Radar Chart in SSRS
Add Data Labels to Radar Chart in SSRS
Right-click on the Radar Chart, and select the Show Data Labels option from the context menu to show the values
Next, let me format the Font of Data Labels. To do so, Please select the Data labels, and right-click on it will open the context menu. Here, please select the Series Label Properties option from it.
Here we are changing the font to Baskerville Old Face, font size to 11pt, Color to dark green, and font-weight to Bold
Under the Number tab, we changed the default number to Currency with 0 precision.
Click on the preview tab to see the report preview
Change Axis properties of a Radar Bar Chart in SSRS
Right-click on the Axis of a Radar Bar Chart, and select the Radial Axis Properties.. option from the context menu to format the Axis values.
Here we changed the Font style and font size of the Radial Axis.
Change SSRS Radar Chart Title
To change a Radar Chart title, Please select the Chart title region, and change the title as per your requirement. OR, right-click on it will open the context menu. Please select the Title properties.. option.
Here we are changing the title as the Radar Chart Example because the report is displaying the same
Format SSRS Radar Chart Title Font
Within the Font tab, we can change the Font Size, Font Family, Font Style, and Color of a Radar Chart Title. Here we are changing the Font to Baskerville Old Face, Font size to 14pt, and color to Indigo, and style to Bold as shown in below screenshot
Click OK to close the properties window, and click on the preview tab to see the report preview
Different Radar Charts in SSRS
Let me add the product category to Series group section
Click on the SSRS Radar Chart preview tab to see the report preview
Here, we just added one more metric (or numeric) column to values section
Click on the preview tab to see the report preview
SSRS allows us to change the chart type even after creating a Radar Chart. To do so First, select the Radar Chart, and right-click on it will open the context menu. Please select the Change Chart Type… option it
Once you select the Change Chart Type… option, it will open a new window called Select Chart Type to select the change. Here we are selecting the 3-D Radar Chart
Click on the preview tab to see the Radar Chart preview
From the above screenshot, you can observe that we successfully changed the Chart Type from 2D Radar Chart to 3D Radar chart in SSRS