GOOGLE AND CHARTS|
Creating Charts with the Google API
Regardless of what you track, it doesn't do much good unless you can report it. Google makes it easy (well, relatively easy) for you to create beautiful charts in many formats on your Web pages.
Traditionally, charts might be created in program like Excel and then saved as static images for placement on a Web page. This approach renders the chart as a fixed image rather than a dynamic entity. With Google's chart API you can allow Intranet or public users of a given Web page to establish the various filters and ranges for the data to display, and then dynamically display the data to them.
Let's use the QR Code Tracking story as an example. Let's say your tracking database includes the QR Campaign, the date of the click, the medium in which the QR code appeared, and the cost for each medium. The user who needs to review the campaign's reach and cost could select the campaign and perhaps a date filter, and immediately have your database feed a chart request to google based on that specific data.
Here are two examples of charts related to this story that we generated. Learn much more by visiting Google's Chart Tools. Need help? We'd be happy to.