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Under SharePoint 2010, I'm looking into using the Chart Web Part but it is missing.

According to the site http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/sp2010devtrainingcourse_developingbiapplicationslab_topic2.aspx it appears that I should enable SharePoint Server Enterprise Site features which is already enabled.

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However, we only have SharePoint Standard.

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We obviously aren't able to enable Enterprise without a license, so I'm curious if anyone knows why the option to enable Enterprise features is available if it doesn't actually do anything?

Should this actually do something, or is it just a placeholder that doesn't work until an Enterprise license is entered?

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  • Intriguing, while I don't have an answer for this, I'm guessing you may have been activated under enterprise in a previous life, or that the site was migrated from an enterprise install to a standard install. My take is the enterprise features would never work anyways. – tekiegreg Aug 12 '13 at 17:15
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    That's probably it. We went from 2007 enterprise to 2010 standard. – Kirk Aug 12 '13 at 19:24
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Chart Web Parts are only available with enterprise.

If you are looking for a free solution, Amrein offers a free Google Chart Web Part. http://www.amrein.com/apps/page.asp?Q=5749

I have experience using a few of the 3rd party charting tools for SharePoint, my favorite are the charts offered by Collabion.

http://www.fusioncharts.com/products/ccsp/

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