Symbol

The Symbol tool was designed to add a specified symbol to the Report at a specific location based on a certain condition.

Built-in Symbols

There are 8 defined symbols which can be selected from the Symbol Types (and a Custom option). These 8 symbols are from the Zapf Dingbats fonts and highlighted below in Figure 1. The built-in symbols are specified under the Symbol’s “Symbol Type” property drop down menu as the following:

  1. Check1 – Character “3” from Zapf Dingbats Font
  2. Check2 – Character “4” from Zapf Dingbats Font
  3. Circle – Character “l” from Zapf Dingbats Font
  4. Custom – See "Custom Defining a Symbol" section below
  5. Square – Character “n” from Zapf Dingbats Font
  6. X1 – Character “5” from Zapf Dingbats Font
  7. X2 – Character “6” from Zapf Dingbats Font
  8. X3 – Character “7” from Zapf Dingbats Font
  9. X4 – Character “8” from Zapf Dingbats Font

Figure 1 - The 8 built-in symbols from the Zapf Dingbats font highlighted

Properties

Properties Description
Color A value indicating the color for the Symbol.
Custom Character A value indicating the custom character to be used. "Custom" must be selected from the Symbol Type property to use this.
Custom Font A value indicating the custom font to be used. "Custom" must be selected from the Symbol Type property to use this.
Size A value indicating the font size to be used for the Symbol.
Symbol Type A value indicating actual Symbol to be displayed.
Visibility Condition A value to be evaluated to determine whether the Symbol is visible or not. *See "Visibility Condition" below
Id A value indicating the programmatic identifier of the Symbol.
Height A value indicating the height of the Symbol.
Width A value indicating the width of the Symbol.
X A value indicating the X coordinate of the Symbol.
Y A value indicating the Y coordinate of the Symbol.

Custom Defining a Symbol

Any symbol from any font could be used with the Symbol tool. To do this just select the “Custom” item from the "Symbol Type" property drop down menu. Then specify the character to be used in the "Custom Character" property (only one character can be accepted) and the font for which that character is defined in the "Custom Font" property. That will then be the character that will appear in that symbol element.

Visibility Condition

Any Boolean value or function that returns a Boolean value can be used here. For example GT(propertyName1, propertyName2). A value of True will cause the symbol to appear and a value of False will not show the symbol.

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