Create a graph of state population values to animate
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In ArcMap, feature class layers, netCDF feature layers and tables, dBASE tables, and geodatabase tables in a personal, file, or ArcSDE geodatabase can be animated in a graph. Here you'll create a graph using a feature class layer.
To create the graph, click Tools on the Main Menu, point to Graphs, then click Create. Click the Graph type drop-down arrow on the Create Graph Wizard and click Vertical Bar. Click the Layer/Table drop-down arrow and click State Population. Click the Value field drop-down list and click Population to set this as the value for the y-axis.
Click the X field drop-down arrow and click State_Name to set this as the value for the x-axis. Set Ascending for the X field so that the state names will be displayed in ascending order. Set the X label field to State_Name. Uncheck Add to legend so the legend is not displayed in the graph, then click Next.
In the General graph properties frame, type "State Population" in the Title text box. Type "State Name" in the Title text box on the Bottom tab.
Click the Left tab and check that Population is set as the title for the Y Axis. Click Finish.
Notice that it is not possible to see all the state names on the X Axis, even if you expand the graph. You'll rotate the state name labels to overcome this problem.
Right-click the graph and click Advanced Properties. Expand Chart, then expand Axis and click Bottom Axis. Click the Labels tab. Click the Style tab, and increase the Angle value to 90 degrees. Examine the effect this has on the graph's x-labels.
You want the range of y-values in your graph to remain the same and not fluctuate depending on the data, so you'll fix the maximum y-value. In the Editing tree on the left side of the Editing dialog box, click Left Axis. Click the Scales tab. Click the Maximum tab and click Change. Type "19000000" in the Value text box. Click OK. Click Close on the Editing dialog box. Click File and click Save.