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Chart from Table macro is available since release of Table Filter and Charts 3.0.0

The current page contains the list of features available in the native Chart macro supplied with Confluence and the Chart from Table macro bundled within Table from Charts add-on. Despite the similar objectives that both macros were created for, they have several differences that can be found in the table below.


Chart macro

(native Confluence macro)

Chart from Table macro

(add-on's macro)


Pie chart(tick)(tick)
Donut / 3D Donut chart(error)(tick)
Bar chart(tick)(tick)
Column chart(tick)(tick)
xyLine / xyArea chart(tick)(tick)In Chart from Table macro this chart is called Line chart.
xyStep / xyStepArea(tick)(tick)
Time Series(tick)(tick)In Chart from table, macro you can use Time Line and Time Area charts.
Stacked Charts(tick)(tick)
Configuration Management in Page Edit Mode(tick)(tick)
Configuration Management in Page View Mode(error)(tick)

Settings of Chart macro can be configured only when editing Confluence pages.

Chart from Table macro allows you to quickly switch the columns with data values, change the chart type and update the chart dimensions. Charts are updated automatically once you change the configuration. You can also directly save the updated or modified configuration of Chart from Table macro while viewing the page.

Selection of what data sets to show on the charts(tick)(tick)You can easily select what columns with data to shown on each chart generated by Chart from Table macro.
Ability to generate the chart on the basis of filtered data(error)(tick)Chart from Table macro allows you generate charts on the basis of filtered table results produced by Table Filter macro.
Dynamic update of charts upon remote data refresh(error)(tick)

Charts generated by Chart from Table macro are updated dynamically upon remote data refresh. The macro is compatible with the following macros:

  • Table Filter macro
  • JIRA Issues macro
  • Page Properties Report macro
  • Task Report macro
Support for data tables generated by other macros(tick)(tick)

You can use the following macros and add-ons that output the table data in HTML format:

Options to configure look of charts(tick)(tick)

Chart from Table macro allows you to configure the chart alignment on the page, add the chart title, labels for both axes, define the minimal and maximal values for axes and specify the scale steps.

Chart macro allows you to add the chart title and subtitle, set the opacity, and specify the appropriate background, border and chart colors. Optionally you can also set the appropriate chart orientation and enable 3D look of charts.

Display of data labels over charts(tick)(tick)Chart form Table macro allows you to view data labels when hovering over the chart, Chart macro shows data labels only for some charts.
Saving chart as attachment(tick)(tick)Chart from Table macro allows you to save the chart as image. Chart macro allows you to automatically save the chart image as attachment with a capability to overwrite or keep as a new revision.
PricingFreePaidChart from Table macro is also bundled with Table Filter and Pivot Table macros.
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