Special Events using Angular

FusionCharts Suite XT API offers a wide range of events that you can use to trigger actions for different stages in the life cycle of a chart or when you interact with a chart. For example, events can be used to trigger action(s) when a chart renders successfully, when data completes loading, when a data plot is clicked, when the mouse pointer is hovered over a data plot, and so on.

This article focuses on how you can dynamically drag the column and see modified value as text using angular-fusioncharts component.

A drag-able column chart is shown below:

FusionCharts will load here..
{
    "chart": {
        "caption": "Android and iOS Devices Sales Projections",
        "subCaption": "Drag the top of columns to adjust projections for 2017 & 2018",
        "numberPrefix": "$",
        "numberSuffix": "M",
        "yaxismaxvalue": "200",
        "theme": "fusion",
        "plotToolText": "<b>$label</b><br>$seriesName: <b>$dataValue</b>"
    },
    "categories": [
        {
            "category": [
                {
                    "label": "2014",
                    "fontItalic": "0"
                },
                {
                    "label": "2015",
                    "fontItalic": "0"
                },
                {
                    "label": "2016",
                    "fontItalic": "0"
                },
                {
                    "label": "2017 (Projected)"
                },
                {
                    "label": "2018 (Projected)"
                }
            ]
        }
    ],
    "dataset": [
        {
            "seriesname": "Android Devices",
            "data": [
                {
                    "value": "73",
                    "alpha": "100",
                    "allowDrag": "0"
                },
                {
                    "value": "80",
                    "alpha": "100",
                    "allowDrag": "0"
                },
                {
                    "value": "97",
                    "alpha": "100",
                    "allowDrag": "0"
                },
                {
                    "value": "110",
                    "toolText": "<b>$label</b><br>$seriesName: <b>$dataValue</b>"
                },
                {
                    "value": "180",
                    "toolText": "<b>$label</b><br>$seriesName: <b>$dataValue</b>"
                }
            ]
        },
        {
            "seriesname": "iOS Devices",
            "data": [
                {
                    "value": "63.2",
                    "alpha": "100",
                    "allowDrag": "0"
                },
                {
                    "value": "68",
                    "alpha": "100",
                    "allowDrag": "0"
                },
                {
                    "value": "82",
                    "alpha": "100",
                    "allowDrag": "0"
                },
                {
                    "value": "99",
                    "toolText": "<b>$label</b><br>$seriesName: <b>$dataValue</b>"
                },
                {
                    "value": "150",
                    "toolText": "<b>$label</b><br>$seriesName: <b>$dataValue</b>"
                }
            ]
        }
    ]
}

Setup the Main Module

In this step, we will setup the main module to create the Draggable Column 2D chart. The code is given below:

// Setup needed in app.module.ts
import { NgModule, enableProdMode } from '@angular/core'
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { FusionChartsModule } from 'angular-fusioncharts';

// Load FusionCharts
import * as FusionCharts from 'fusioncharts';
// Load PowerCharts module
import * as Powercharts from 'fusioncharts/fusioncharts.powercharts';
// Load fusion theme
import * as FusionTheme from 'fusioncharts/themes/fusioncharts.theme.fusion';

// Add dependencies to FusionChartsModule
FusionChartsModule.fcRoot(FusionCharts, Powercharts, FusionTheme);

@NgModule({
    declarations: [
        AppComponent,
    ],
    imports: [
        BrowserModule,
        FusionChartsModule,
    ],
    providers: [],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
})
export class AppModule {}

In the above code:

  1. Include the necessary libraries and components using import. For example, angular-fusioncharts, fusioncharts, etc.

  2. Load FusionCharts, chart module and fusion theme.

  3. Add dependencies to FusionChartsModule.

The <fusioncharts></fusioncharts> component is available to be used by any component your app. We will render our first chart in the main app.component.

Add data to app.component.ts

Add the following code to app.component.ts:

// In app.component.ts
import {
    Component,
    NgZone
} from '@angular/core';

@Component({
    selector: 'app',
    templateUrl: './app.component.html'
})
export class AppComponent {
    dataSource: any;
    datasetname: any;
    startvalue: any;
    finalvalue: any;
    message: any;

    // Format message
    getMessage(datasetname, startvalue, finalvalue, label) {
        return `<b style='font-weight:bold';>${datasetname}</b> dataset, its previous value was <b style='font-weight:bold'>${startvalue}</b> and its current value is <b style='font-weight:bold'>${finalvalue}</b> for year <b>${label} </b>`;
    }

    constructor(private zone: NgZone) {
        this.dataSource = {
            "chart": {
                "caption": "Android and iOS Devices Sales Projections",
                "subCaption": "Drag the top of columns to adjust projections for 2017 & 2018",
                "numberPrefix": "$",
                "numberSuffix": "M",
                "yaxismaxvalue": "200",
                "theme": "fusion",
                "plotToolText": "<b>$label</b><br>$seriesName: <b>$dataValue</b>"
            },
            "categories": [{
                "category": [{
                    "label": "2014",
                    "fontItalic": "0"
                }, {
                    "label": "2015",
                    "fontItalic": "0"
                }, {
                    "label": "2016",
                    "fontItalic": "0"
                }, {
                    "label": "2017 (Projected)"
                }, {
                    "label": "2018 (Projected)"
                }]
            }],
            "dataset": [{
                "seriesname": "Android Devices",
                "data": [{
                    "value": "73",
                    "alpha": "100",
                    "allowDrag": "0"
                }, {
                    "value": "80",
                    "alpha": "100",
                    "allowDrag": "0"
                }, {
                    "value": "97",
                    "alpha": "100",
                    "allowDrag": "0"
                }, {
                    "value": "110",
                    "toolText": "<b>$label</b><br>$seriesName: <b>$dataValue</b>"
                }, {
                    "value": "180",
                    "toolText": "<b>$label</b><br>$seriesName: <b>$dataValue</b>"
                }]
            }, {
                "seriesname": "iOS Devices",
                "data": [{
                    "value": "63.2",
                    "alpha": "100",
                    "allowDrag": "0"
                }, {
                    "value": "68",
                    "alpha": "100",
                    "allowDrag": "0"
                }, {
                    "value": "82",
                    "alpha": "100",
                    "allowDrag": "0"
                }, {
                    "value": "99",
                    "toolText": "<b>$label</b><br>$seriesName: <b>$dataValue</b>"
                }, {
                    "value": "150",
                    "toolText": "<b>$label</b><br>$seriesName: <b>$dataValue</b>"
                }]
            }]
        };
        this.message = "Drag any column for years 2017 or 2018 to see updated value along with the label";
    }
    dragStart($event) {
        let dataObj = $event.dataObj;
        this.datasetname = dataObj.datasetName;
        this.startvalue = dataObj.startValue;
    }
    dragEnd($event) {
        let dataObj = $event.dataObj;
        this.finalvalue = dataObj.endValue;
        let label = this.dataSource.categories[0].category[dataObj.dataIndex].label;
        this.zone.run(() => {
            this.message = this.getMessage(this.datasetname, this.startvalue.toFixed(2), this.finalvalue.toFixed(2), label);
        })
    }
}

In the above code:

  1. Add the JSON data within the AppComponent class.

  2. Create a getMessage function for the message which gets displayed on clicking the data plots.

  3. Store the chart configuration in a JSON object. In the JSON object:

    • Set the chart type as column2d. Find the complete list of chart types with their respective alias here.
    • Set the width and height of the chart in pixels.
    • Set the dataFormat as JSON.
    • Embed the json data as the value of dataSource.
  4. In the above sample:

    • Add an event listener to get the value when the drag will start.
    • Add an event listener to get the value when the drag will end.
    • Add the getMessage function to display the value of the dragged column.

Add data to app.component.html

Add the following code to app.component.html:

<!-- in app.component.html -->
<fusioncharts
  type="dragcolumn2d"
  width="700"
  height="400"
  dataFormat="json"
  [dataSource]="dataSource"
  (dataplotDragStart)="dragStart($event)"
  (dataplotDragEnd)="dragEnd($event)">
</fusioncharts>
<p style="padding: 10px;background:#f5f2f0">{{message}}</p>

In the above code create a fusioncharts directive is created in a template.

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