First time here? First time here? Newsletter Signup Newsletter
Login | Register | 651326 Members and growing!
Search tutorials
Author: Sas Jacobs | Website:

Structuring the data file

The first step is to create your data file. Flash MX expects to see your data in the following format:


As long as you can format your output in this way, Flash can understand the information. So that means you can use any technology to create the data file.

Note: Don't include quotation marks in your data. Also, make sure you are careful with whitespace as I had some strange results in my charts when I used returns in my file to space out the variables.

Charts display multiple values. To achieve this in Flash, you'll have to create one variable for the labels and one variable for the chart data. Each of these variables will be made up of individual values separated by commas.

Your data should look like:


Note: Make sure you have the same number of entries in both your labels and data variables.

It's a good idea to add a variable on the end so that Flash can tell when the end of the file is reached. For example:


I don't intend to go into the specifics about how you would create the data file. It could come from a text file, or you could write an ASP, PHP or Cold Fusion file to generate the values.

Note: When creating the file, don't include the normal and tags. It should ONLY contain the data pairs in the format shown above.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2002-07-14
Rating: 8 Votes: 27
(10 being the highest)
» Author
Applications Developer Marconi Australia
» Download
Download the files used in this tutorial.
» Forums
More help? Search our boards for quick answers!


  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

  • You must have javascript enabled in order to post comments.

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.
Featured Flash FLA
» Author: work2survive
» Title: Girl Walking 1kb
» Description: Walking girl, animation just takes 1kb, using high heels shoes, and fashion model attitude.
Featured Sound Loops
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: BoxCat
» Title: CPU Talk
» Description: From the cyberpunk RPG, "Nameless: the Hackers" Completely Free to use! Keywords: edm hip hop rap electronic mysterious mission hacking chase exciting spy ios ambient chilling love happy sad angry suspense
Latest Font
» Author: Fábio FAFERS
» Description: I created this font for free use. Everyone can apply it in personal or business texts. Its free, but I want to be communicated in case of business use. Donations are accepted to keep the project of free fonts alive! Thank you all
Featured Sound Fx
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: nathan
» Description:

A recorded sound of the Dimensional Fork Gate.