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SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards 4.0 Cookbook by Xavier Hacking, David Lai

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Using the OHLC chart and candlestick chart

The OHLC chart and candlestick chart are both designed to show the movement of a stock price over time. OHLC stands for Open, High, Low, and Close. These four stock price values are illustrated for each time unit.

Both components work in exactly the same way, so you can use both the OHLC chart component and the candlestick chart component for this recipe. The only difference between them is the graphical visualization.

Getting ready

For this recipe, we need some historical stock data. Open your browser and go to http://www.nasdaq.com/ and look for historical quotes on the SAP AG stock.

Getting ready

Select a timeframe ...

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