Settings for Bar Charts

Data Presentation

  • value (string) - template from the dataset for data item to present graphically
  • data / url (string) - the data source;
  • label (string) - text label for each bar.

Learn how to draw chart scales in the dedicated chapter of the manual

Styling and Positioning

  • barWidth (number) - width for each bar in pixels
  • radius (boolean) - if true, sets curved bar tops
  • gradient ( boolean, string, function) - gradient for each bar
  • padding (object) - offset from the whole chart to the parent container {left: 50, top: 35, right: 20, bottom: 40}
  • color (template, hex code, function) - color effects for the bars
  • alpha (number between 0 and 1) - transparency of chart bars
  • border (boolean) - if false, removes a black border of the bars. True by default.

Read more about Chart Coloring

Bar Chart Types

Table 1 Bar chart types
Type Vertical Bars Horizontal Bars
Single data bar barH
Several data values stackedBar stackedBarH

StackedBar and stackedBarH charts display data of several configuration objects (chart series), e.g. graphical representation of sales of three companies.

Bar Chart Series

Series can be defined for all bar charts. Series with bar and barH chart differ from those of stackedBar and stackedBarH. With the former bars are placed by each other in groups, which is greater for comparison. Moreover, the legend for them allows hiding and showing the dedicated chart by a single mouse click.

Table 2 Presenting several data properties on bar chart
Using series

Related sample:  Bar Chart: Several Graphs in One Chart

The rules of series definition are described here.

Presets for Bar Chart

The library provides 3 presets for Bar charts. To set one of presets you should specify the preset property for the chart:

    view: "chart",
    type: "bar",
    preset: "stick",

Related sample:  Bar Chart: Style Presets

Table 3 Bar chart presets

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