Special Events using AngularJS

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 angularjs-fusioncharts component.

A drag-able column chart is shown below:

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{
    "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>"
                }
            ]
        }
    ]
}

The code to render the above chart is given below:

// Require AngularJS 
var angular = require('angular');

// Require FusionCharts 
var FusionCharts = require('fusioncharts');

// Include angularjs-fusioncharts 
require('angularjs-fusioncharts');

// Require Chart modules 
var Charts = require('fusioncharts/fusioncharts.charts');

// Require Fusion theme
var FusionTheme = require('fusioncharts/themes/fusioncharts.theme.fusion');

// Initialize Charts with FusionCharts instance
Charts(FusionCharts);

// Initialize FusionTheme with FusionCharts instance
FusionTheme(FusionCharts);

var myApp = angular.module("myApp", ["ng-fusioncharts"]);
myApp.controller("MyController", ["$scope", function($scope){
    var datasetName,
    startValue,
    endValue;      
    $scope.myDataSource = {
        "chart": {
            "caption": "Android and iOS Devices Sales Projections",
            "subCaption": "Drag the top of columns to adjust projections for 2017 & 2018",
            "numberPrefix": "$",
            "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>"
            }]
        }]
    };
    $scope.message = "Drag any column for years 2017 or 2018 to see updated value along with the label"; 
    $scope.dataPlotDragstart = function(event){
        startValue = FusionCharts.formatNumber(event.data.startValue, {
            "decimals": "2",
            "numberPrefix": "$",
            "numberSuffix": "M"
        });     
    }
    $scope.dataPlotDragend = function(event){ 
        $scope.$apply(function(){
            datasetName = event.data.datasetName;
            endValue = FusionCharts.formatNumber(event.data.endValue,{
                "decimals": "2",
                "numberPrefix": "$",
                "numberSuffix": "M"
             });
             $scope.message = `<b>${datasetName}</b> is modified to <b>${endValue}</b> from <b>${startValue}</b>`;
          });
    }
}]);

Now, use the fusioncharts directive in a template. The HTML template is given below:

<div ng-app="myApp">
      <div ng-controller="MyController">
          <!--Listen to FusionCharts events by using "fcevent-<fc-event-name>" attribute. In this case the events used are dataplotdragstart and dataplotdragend-->   
        <fusioncharts
            type="dragcolumn2d"
            width="700"
            height="400"
            dataFormat="json"
            fcevent-dataplotdragstart="dataPlotDragstart(event)"
            fcevent-dataplotdragend="dataPlotDragend(event)"
            datasource="{{myDataSource}}">
        </fusioncharts>
        <p style="font-size:16px;padding:10px;background:#f5f2f0" ng-bind-html="message"></p>
      </div>
</div>

The above chart has been rendered using the following steps:

  1. Include the necessary libraries and components using require. For example, angularjs-fusioncharts, fusioncharts, etc.

  2. Add the chart and the theme as dependencies to the core.

  3. Store the chart configurations in a variable (myApp).

  4. Store the data source in a variable (dataSource).

  5. Set the message which gets displayed while rendering the chart.

  6. dataPlotDragstart and dragPlotDragEnd event is called to show a message with the dataset's initial value and final value of the dragged column.

  7. Add the <div> with an fc-chart directive in your HTML, assuming that it is inside a controller named MyController. In the div:

    • 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.
    • Embed the json data as the value of dataSource.
  8. Create a <p> to display the list of events.

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