Overlapped Charts

Now, let's learn how to create an Overlapped Chart. We will create a chart showcasing Major League Baseball Rankings. The data will look as shown below:

Teams Matches Wins
Boston Red Sox 88 57
New York Yankees 84 54
Tampa Bay Rays 86 42
Toronto Blue Jays 86 39
Baltimore Orioles 85 24
Cleveland Indians 85 46
Detroit Tigers 88 38
Minnesota Twins 83 35
Chicago White Sox 86 29
Kansas City Royals 86 25

The chart will look as shown below:

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Click here to edit the overlapped chart.

Render the Chart

Create the OverlappedChart.aspx.cs file and do the following:

  • Include the FusionCharts.DataEngine and FusionCharts.Visualization .dll files.
  • Create DataTable.
  • Retrieve data using database query.
  • Set server name.
  • Set DataBase name.
  • Connect with DataBase using a connection string.
  • Create StaticSource using the data table.
  • Create an instance of DataModel class.
  • Add DataSource to the DataModel.
  • Instantiate column or bar chart.
  • Set chart width.
  • Set chart height.
  • Set the type of column or bar chart as overlapped.
  • Set DataModel instance as the data source of the chart.
  • Set chart title.
  • Finally, use a container using <div> to render the chart.

The code is shown below:

using FusionCharts.DataEngine;
using FusionCharts.Visualization;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.SqlClient;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

namespace FusionChartsVisualisationWebFormsSamples.Samples {
    public partial class OverlappedChart : System.Web.UI.Page {
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
            DataTable ChartData = new DataTable();
            string query = "select * from RankingTable";
            string connectionstring = null;
            string serverName = "FusionChartsServer";
            string databaseName = "FusionchartsSamplesDB";
            ChartData.Clear();
            connectionstring = "Data Source=" + serverName + ";Initial Catalog=" + databaseName + ";Trusted_Connection=true;";
            using (SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(connectionstring))
            {
                con.Open();
                using (SqlCommand command = new SqlCommand(query, con))
                using (SqlDataAdapter da = new SqlDataAdapter(command))
                {
                    da.Fill(ChartData);
                }
            }
            StaticSource source = new StaticSource(ChartData);
            DataModel model = new DataModel();
            model.DataSources.Add(source);
            Charts.BarChart OverlappedBar = new Charts.BarChart("overlapped_chart_db");
            OverlappedBar.Overlapped = true;
            OverlappedBar.Data.Source = model;
            OverlappedBar.Caption.Text = "Major League Baseball - Season Rankings";
            OverlappedBar.SubCaption.Text = "Teams in the Lead";
            OverlappedBar.Caption.Text = "Major league Baseball-Season Rankings";
            OverlappedBar.SubCaption.Text = "Teams in the lead";
            OverlappedBar.XAxis.Text = "Position";
            OverlappedBar.YAxis.Text = "Team";
            OverlappedBar.Width = "700";
            OverlappedBar.Height = "700";
            Literal1.Text = OverlappedBar.Render();
        }
    }
}

The .aspx template for the above sample is shown below:

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeBehind="OverlappedChart.aspx.cs" Inherits="FusionChartsVisualisationWebFormsSamples.Samples.OverlappedChart" %>

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head runat="server">
    <title></title>
</head>
<body>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="//cdn.fusioncharts.com/fusioncharts/latest/fusioncharts.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="//cdn.fusioncharts.com/fusioncharts/latest/themes/fusioncharts.theme.fusion.js"></script>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <div>
            <asp:Literal ID ="Literal1" runat ="server"></asp:Literal>
        </div>        
    </form>
</body>
</html>
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