External Data

Although your model contains a great deal of information on both project design and project management, you might want to check or present the status of some external spreadsheet data for comparison or for review before importing it into your model. A major benefit of the Chart feature is providing the facility to quickly paste in and display, in the appropriate Chart format, the contents of an external CSV file.

Before you start, copy the content of the CSV file to the clipboard.

Access     Double-click on Chart element | Chart Details | Source > CSV

Review External CSV Data

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panel

Right click on the panel and select the Paste option to paste the contents of the CSV file.

If necessary, edit the data so that the first column represents the series object (the objects listed along the X axis of the Chart). You need perform only very basic editing on the text.

 

 

OK

Click on this button to process the data, close the dialog and generate the Chart.

 

 

Cancel

Click on this button to abort the changes and close the dialog.

 

 

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