Tuesday, August 12, 2014

SharePoint 2013: Chart Web Part Missing


Sometimes, the Chart web part may not appear, even after you enable the Publisher Infrastructure.  Or, maybe you want to add the chart web part without having to enable Publisher Infrastructure.  This posting shows you how.

  1. Login to any farm server hosting SharePoint as a Site Collection Administrator.
  2. Go to: Settings > Site Settings > Go to top level site settings > Web Designer Galleries > Web parts.
  3. Click the FILES tab.
  4. Click New Document.
  5. Scoll down the list and look for: Microsoft.Office.Server.WebControls.ChartWebPart.
  6. Check this item.
  7. Scroll back up to the top, and then click the Populate Gallery button.
  8. Wait for it to refresh.
  9. Scoll down the list and look for: ChartWebPart.webpart.
  10. Click its Edit button.
  11. Enter the value, Content Rollup, or enter any other web part group value appropriate to your needs.
  12. Click Save.
  13. That's it.  The next time you open a web page in edit mode and search for a web part to add to it, you'll see the Chart web part there.
  • Content Rollup may not appear in the Group dropdown list.  But don't worry, just enter the text for a group that you know exists, and it will appear in that list the next time you edit a page and look for the web part.


Anonymous said...

Thanks, Al. I thought the only way to get charts in SP 2013 was by using a 3rd party app like Collabion or Nevron. Will try this!

Unknown said...

Thank you sooooo much. I spent all day trying to learn the Excel Services that was recommended by Microsoft. I dont know why they put us through so much hagle if they didnt really get rid of it. Thank you again!!!

Unknown said...

I thought I'd found the answer to my prayers, but it's not working. Followed all the steps, went through the wizard, connected to my SP list, clicked on Finish... and nothing happened. We're using O365, SP 2013... am I missing something??

Al said...

Allison - the solution presented here is tested only for on-premises SharePoint 2010 and 2013 instances. I haven't tested it for O365. If you still don't find it there, it's likely that MS has changed things.

iahflkhflkhads said...

Perfect ! This work like a charm

Jiniv Thakkar

Anonymous said...

Thanks Al for your Tech Tip!

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately this doesn't work for 365 SharePoint Online. Also, it seems Microsoft discontinued Excel Service's use of SharePoint Lists. As far as I can tell now, the only way to do this is with a 3rd party app. I am EXTREMELY disappointed with Microsoft for this.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much... I was irritated browsing through all the possible solutions... This solution was God sent... :-)