XY scatterplot behaviour v10.2 vs v10.3

Idea created by GSCUser85 Champion on Aug 12, 2015
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    • GSCUser85

    First a bit of background. I have a mxd which uses XY scatter plots for analytical data attached to samples. Each scatter plot is set to plot only selected data. The idea is, select the samples (points) on the map, the graphs update. Cool so far. In 10.2, if you selected some points where there was no analytical data, a little message would appear at the bottom of the relavent graph saying "Nothing selected". Fine at least you know to ignore that plot. Now at 10.3, this behavior has changed. Now you get no message. It just plot all the data... Arrrggg.

    See attached pics of the situation as is now. These are dummy random points and the XY scatter plot is simply plotting the XY coord into the graph.

    Here, with nothing selected, the graph plots all of the data.

    Had some correspondence with esri South Africa support, emailed my example (mocked up) dataset, and they sent it to esri Redlands. All well and good.

    After the usual to-ing and fro-ing, an analyst has responded thus :

    I am writing in reference to the incident #01666933.

    This change in behavior is effective from ArcMap 10.3 onwards and I believe

    it is expected behavior. A documentation enhancement has already been logged

    for this and I have gone ahead and attached it to the case. The details are

    below:

    ENH-000086760 : Display of selected features for graphs has been changed in

    ArcMap 10.3 when the "Show only selected features/records on the graph"

    option within the general properties is set.

    For updates on this issue, please see the ESRI Customer Care Portal by going

    to - https://customers.esri.com

    I understand if this causes inconvenience to the user. If the user would

    like to have the pop up of "There is no selection" at the bottom of the

    graph when no records are selected, he may visit the Ideas Site and post the

    idea there. Link: http://ideas.arcgis.com

    So I now have to post an IDEA to fix something that didn't need fixing.......

    So, the question is :

    Should the behavior stay as it was, (1) issue a warning when nothing is selected,

    or (2), plot all the data when nothing is selected.

    I strongly object to this NEW "expected behaviour"