Charts are typically used to provide a static snapshot of data. The chart’s underlying data might be based on various user inputs, but in the end the chart, once rendered, represents the end of the reporting workflow. However, other scenarios allow for a more interactive user experience. For example, in the Creating Drill Down Reports article we looked at how to configure the Chart control to allow the user to drill into a particular data point. Specifically, the demo contained a column chart showing the number of products in each category in the Northwind database. Clicking on a column whisked the user to a new page that details about the products in that category. Also, in certain situations the data populating the chart might be arriving from a sensor or some other source that is constantly being updated. In that case, we might want a real time chart whose data is periodically (and automatically) refreshed to show the latest data
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Each series in a chart is composed of a set of data points, which are modeled via the DataPoint class. For most chart types, the two key attributes of a data point are its X and Y value. For example, in a line chart the X value indicates the position of the data point along the X axis, while the Y value represents the position of the data point along the Y axis. Ditto for a column chart, although it may help to think of the Y value as the height of the column.