Support new chart types in Office 2016
Windward doesn't currently support the new chart types introduced in Office 2016, for example Treemap and Sunburst.
From Windward Support: 'They are implemented in Excel differently than the older chart types, and Windward literally doesn't "see" them.'
Including these chart types in a template results in a corrupt report. The data still generates however any sheets containing charts are blank.
The workaround is to have an Excel template containing these charts point to an external datasource, which is generated by Windward. This is not practical for our end-users who need point-and-click reports.
We are declining this idea for the time being. This is a very large amount of work to implement, and is divergent from our current development goals. I have put a ticket into our backlog to add support to these new chart types. If you have a specific chart type that is a higher priority for you, please enter an additional idea for that chart specifically. If you have multiple charts that are higher priority, you can enter multiple tickets. This will help us make sure, if we do develop support for one of these charts, we do the one that will make the biggest difference! Thank you for your suggestion, and please enter any other ideas you have to improve our products.