When you are first building a chart for a table/query, it is highly recommended that you use the first of these options. This is because, in building a chart, AQT will frequently re-fetch the data. When building a chart from the Data Display window, AQT just re-reads the display grid. For the other methods, AQT will need to re-fetch the data from the database. This can be time-consuming, and will result in a greater load on the database.
Charting is explained in one of the following topics:
Once you have developed some charts, you can view then in the Query Explorer window. Charts can easily be refreshed with the current data, making them a powerful way of developing a pre-build report. This is explained in more detail in the section Viewing Charts in the Query Explorer.