New Plotalot
Joomla 2.5 and 3.x versions
Version Date Changes
4.03 6 October 2014 Another new chart type: Combo charts.
4.02 18 August 2014 Axis limits for gauges can now be SQL queries
Tooltip columns can now include html. The latest user guide has an example.
4.01 18 April 2014 A new chart type: Bubble chart.
If a chart contains more than one plot and one of the plots returns no data, the chart is still drawn. In version 4, the chart was not drawn.
The Copy button on the chart list has been replaced by a "Save as Copy" button in the chart editors.
The chart editor now has much better customisation of the fields enabled for each chart type.
The chart editor "autocomplete off" option has been fixed to handle browsers that disregard the html autocomplete="off" attribute.
The chart list now has a "Clear cache" button to clear the Plotalot plugin cache.
The German language file has been brought up to date.
There is now an option to use the experimental version of the Visualization API.
Fixed: The % formatting option had stopped working due to an API change.
4.00 17 February 2014 Joomla 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7 are no longer supported.
A new chart type: Timeline (Gantt) chart.
Extra columns with specified roles are now supported.
Date values now include time data, resulting in much smoother graphs where the data values include times.
There is a new X axis date format, dd mon
If you use the Plotalot plugin you must upgrade to version 4 of the plugin for compatibility with version 4 of the component. Older versions of the plugin will not work with version 4 of the component.
Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 and 3.x versions
Version Date Changes
3.07 28 November 2013 Verified on Joomla 3.2. No changes were required but the installer no longer gives the "not tested on this release of Joomla" warning.
3.06 23 October 2013 Charts can now be responsive. Please see the user guide.
3.05 16 September 2013 Improved handling of null sql result values (please see the new section in the user guide).
3.04 27 June 2013 New component option to enable non-Select queries.
Improvement to handling of axis formats with % signs.
3.03 7 May 2013 Verified on Joomla version 3.1.
3.02 1 April 2013 Plot legends can now be sql queries (again). This was implemented in 2.x but not in 3.00 or 3.01.
3.01 9 March 2013 Fixed a bug in formatting of pie chart labels
The chart editor now has an option to re-sort plots alphabetically by name
3.00 2 February 2013 First release using the Google Visualization API
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Old Plotalot
Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 and 3.x versions
Version Date Changes
2.15 7 May 2013 Removed installer warning saying untested in Joomla 3.1
2.14 6 February 2013 Installer recognises if you are trying to install over version 3.x and tells you what your options are.
2.13 18 January 2013 Fixed a minor cosmetic problem in the chart editor under Joomla 2.5, introduced in version 2.11
2.12 12 December 2012 Now uses instead of when running on https sites
2.11 14 November 2012 Now compatible with Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 and 3.0
Please note that if you use the Plotalot plugin, you must also upgrade it to the latest version.
Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5 versions
Version Date Changes
2.10 10 April 2012 Fixed a bug with the ordering of the chart list over multiple pages
Added a front end style editor, and a styled sample table with styles and hyperlinks
The component and plugin now work with PHP Strict Standards checking enabled
2.09 18 February 2012 Fixed a bug that caused chart ranges to be incorrect in countries where the decimal separator is a comma.
2.08 11 January 2012 Now compatible with Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5
Increased the maximum size of the extra parameters field from 256 to 2000 characters.
Queries can now use #_ as the database table prefix, although note this can only be resolved against the local site Joomla system.
Joomla 1.5, 1.6, and 1.7 versions
Version Date Changes
2.07 22 December 2011 Plotalot now sets its MySql connection to UTF-8 and non-strict SQL mode.
Added two new sample charts
2.06 30 October 2011 Added a new configuration option for the chart editor background colour.
2.05 23 September 2011 Small improvement to calculation of Y axis range for stacked bar charts
Removed html bold tags from all table cells
This version should also fix any last remaining problems with multi-byte character-sets
2.04 7 August 2011 Added % axis formatting options
2.03 20 July 2011 Fixes for compatibility with Joomla 1.7
Improvements to handling of accented characters on axis labels
Joomla 1.5 and 1.6 versions
Version Date Changes
2.02 14 April 2011 First hybrid Joomla 1.5 and 1.6 native version. This version installs and runs equally well in both 1.5 and 1.6.
Fix for toolbar buttons not working on Joomla 1.6.2
The "Extra parameters" have been moved to the end of the Google Charts URL. This allow you to override parameters that are generated by Plotalot, like CHCO (since Google uses the last occurrence).
Split "single items" from the table edit screen to its own edit screen for clarity.
Table titles and table headings now have their own styles
Joomla 1.6 only version
Version Date Changes
2.00 7 March 2011 First Joomla 1.6 version
Joomla 1.5 versions
Version Date Changes
1.22 20 February 2011 Fixed a bug that caused a crash if you attempted to create a scatter graph with more than one plot.
1.21 23 January 2011 Added the Dutch translation
1.20 7 November 2010 Added icons for chart types in the back end chart list
1.19 28 October 2010 Fixed a bug which caused an error when a query contained the vertical bar (|) character.
1.18 20 September 2010 Fixed a bug in the calculation of automatic axis ranges for stacked bar charts. Added the Russian translation.
1.17 14 August 2010 Release the query dataset as soon as possible to reduce memory usage. Plot Legends are now resolved as queries if they begin with "Select".
1.16 6 August 2010 Fixed PHP warning, "Notice: Undefined variable: y_format_tooltip"
1.15 13 July 2010 Extra parameters is now resolved as a query if it begins with "Select"
1.14 7 July 2010 Fixed an html error in Plotalot front end that broke some templates. Also a small fix to the French language file.
1.13 30 June 2010 Added the French translation.
Fixed an html validation error in Plotalot tables
1.12 28 June 2010 Added a front end for Plotalot Component (It is still best to display charts using the Plotalot Plugin, but some people were confused about a Joomla component with no front end). Added four new date label formats. Fixed a problem with display of date labels containing accented characters. Fixed a problem with zero axis overrides ignored when called in an embedded application.
1.11 16 June 2010 Made Plotalot work in PHP 4. Please note that although it works for now, we do not normally test in PHP 4 and do not guarantee that future versions will be compatible with it.
1.10 14 June 2010 Added Plugin Variables (requires version 1.01 of the Plotalot Plugin)
1.09 1 June 2010 Added the Italian translation.
1.08 9 May 2010 Decreased the max URL from 2020 to 1990 due to a repeatable "Bad Request" error at length 1998 and fixed by reducing to 1990. Added odd and even row styling for tables.
1.07 16 April 2010 You can now control the number of labels on both axes, and the grid can synchronise to the axis labels. A new "Extra parameters" field allows you to add extra Google Charts API parameters (see the User Guide for some examples). There is now a copy button on the chart list screen.
1.06 6 April 2010 Fixed a major bug with horizontal bar charts: The axis labels were the wrong way round!
1.05 1 April 2010 Added the "Ordering" Label Format option for bar charts, and made the default unordered, which is a change to the previous behaviour.
Changed table column headings to take <th> tags instead of <td>'s.
1.04 30 March 2010 Fixed the install script for sites that don't use jos_ as their database table name prefix, and improved reporting of all database errors
1.03 20 March 2010 Minor adjustments to help screen
1.02 16 March 2010 Added the single item chart type
1.01 10 March 2010 Decreased the max URL from 2048 to 2020
1.00 05 March 2010 First public release
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