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JAVAMETA ACTIVEX popup help

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JAVAMETA ACTIVEX popup help

The following code will produce graphs where the year is on the x axis and the num value will be on the y. I'd like the category value to display 'cat' or 'dog' when I mouse over it. However, this only works when I set "device=javameta", but not when I set "device=activex". I get errors when I try to open the html in javameta, but am able to open the html in activex without errors. Is there a way to get the popup to display the category value ('cat' or 'dog') instead of the axis values when I scroll over it in activex setting?

Thanks!!!



data test1;
input year cat $3. num;
datalines;
1 cat 469.9
1 dog 287.1
2 cat 494.3
2 dog 261.6
;
run;

data test2;
set test1;
*** ADD A NEW VARIABLE (POPUP) WITH A TIP= TAG;
popup = 'tip=['||quote(cat) ||']';
run;
*** SELECT THE JAVAMETA DEVICE DRIVER, SET SIZE, FONT;
goptions reset=all
device=activex
xpixels=800
ypixels=600
ftext='HelveticaBold'
htext=3
gunit=pct;

ods listing close;
ods html file="h:\testpop.html";

proc gplot data=test2;
plot1 num*year /html=popup;
symbol1 v=dot c=blue;
run;
quit;
ods html close;
ods listing;
;
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JAVAMETA ACTIVEX popup help

I think that the tip= is a javameta-only thing.

To make your code more portable & more likely to work with various different device='s, I would recommend using the standard html tags (either alt= or title=), such as ...

popup = 'title='||quote(cat);

I'm not 100% sure this will work in all devices (activex, java, javameta) - and it will also depend on which version you have.  I would recommend using "ods html" and device=png.

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JAVAMETA ACTIVEX popup help

That worked!!  Thanks!!!

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