Create a Chart in jQuery using FusionCharts

Overview

FusionCharts is a JavaScript charting library that enables you to create interactive charts, gauges, maps and dashboards in JavaScript. We have built a simple and lightweight jQuery plugin which provides bindings for FusionCharts. The jquery-fusioncharts plugin allows you to easily add rich and interactive charts to any jQuery project.

In this page, we'll see how to install FusionCharts and render a chart using the jquery-fusionCharts plugin.

Installation

Install FusionCharts and the jquery-fusioncharts plugin using any of the following methods:

To install FusionCharts and the jquery-fusioncharts plugin via npm follow the steps below:
Install the jquery-fusioncharts plugin

$ npm install jquery-fusioncharts --save
2. Install the fusioncharts package

$ npm install fusioncharts --save
To install the FusionCharts package and the jquery-fusioncharts component follow the steps below:
1. Include the jQuery core library.
2. Include the jquery-fusioncharts module.
3. Include the FusionCharts JavaScript files.
4. Include the FusionCharts theme file to apply style to the charts.

<head>
    <!-- jQuery -->
    <script type="text/javascript" src=" https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.3.1.min.js"></script> 
    <!-- FusionCharts -->
    <script type="text/javascript" src=" http://cdn.fusioncharts.com/fusioncharts/latest/fusioncharts.js"></script> 
    <!-- jQuery-FusionCharts -->
    <script type="text/javascript" src=" https://rawgit.com/fusioncharts/fusioncharts-jquery-plugin/develop/dist/fusioncharts.jqueryplugin.min.js"></script> 
    <!-- Fusion Theme -->
    <script type="text/javascript" src=" http://cdn.fusioncharts.com/fusioncharts/latest/themes/fusioncharts.theme.fusion.js"></script> 
</head>
To install the FusionCharts package and the jquery-fusioncharts component follow the steps below:
1. Include the jQuery core library.
2. Include the jquery-fusioncharts module.
3. Include the FusionCharts JavaScript files which can be downloaded from here .
4. Include the FusionCharts theme file to apply style to the charts.

<head>
    <!-- jQuery -->
    <script type="text/javascript" src="path/to/local/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <!-- FusionCharts -->
    <script type="text/javascript" src="path/to/local/fusioncharts.js"></script>
    <!-- jQuery-FusionCharts -->
    <script type="text/javascript" src="path/to/local/jquery-fusioncharts.js"></script>
    <!-- Fusion Theme -->
    <script type="text/javascript" src="path/to/local/fusioncharts.theme.fusion.js"></script>
</head>

That completes the installation of FusionCharts and the jquery-fusioncharts plugin.

Create your First Chart

Let's create a Column 2D chart using the jquery-fusioncharts plugin showing the "Countries With Most Oil Reserves".

FusionCharts Suite has 95+ chart types for you to explore. Find the complete list of chart types here .

The Column 2D chart is shown below:

FusionCharts will load here..

The data for the above chart is shown in the table below:

Country No. of Oil Reserves
Venezuela 290
Saudi 260
Canada 180
Iran 140
Russia 115
UAE 100
US 30
China 30

Convert tabular data into JSON format

Now that you have the tabular data ready, it's time to convert it into JSON format, as FusionCharts accepts data in JSON or XML format. In this example, we will use the JSON format, as shown below:

{
    // Chart Configuration
    "chart": {
        "caption": "Countries With Most Oil Reserves [2017-18]",
        "subCaption": "In MMbbl = One Million barrels",
        "xAxisName": "Country",
        "yAxisName": "Reserves (MMbbl)",
        "numberSuffix": "K",
        "theme": "fusion",
    },
    // Chart Data
    "data": [{
        "label": "Venezuela",
        "value": "290"
    }, {
        "label": "Saudi",
        "value": "260"
    }, {
        "label": "Canada",
        "value": "180"
    }, {
        "label": "Iran",
        "value": "140"
    }, {
        "label": "Russia",
        "value": "115"
    }, {
        "label": "UAE",
        "value": "100"
    }, {
        "label": "US",
        "value": "30"
    }, {
        "label": "China",
        "value": "30"
    }]
}

Different types of charts in FusionCharts expect different JSON formats, based on their grouping. Explore different JSON formats, for example, single-series , multi-series , combination charts.

In the above JSON data:

  • Create the chart object to define the elements of the chart.

  • Specify the label and value of each column within the data array.

Both the chart object and the data array contain a set of key-value pairs known as attributes. These attributes are used to set the functional and cosmetic properties of the chart.

Now that you have converted the tabular data to JSON format, let's see how to render the chart.

Render the chart

To render the chart, follow the steps below:

  1. Include jQuery.

  2. Include jquery-fusioncharts plugin

  3. Include fusioncharts core library

  4. Include all charts from FusionCharts.

  5. Include the FusionCharts theme file to apply style to the charts.

  6. Add the FusionCharts and the theme as a dependency to the core.

  7. Store the chart configurations in a JSON object. In this JSON object:

    • Set the chart type as column2d. Each chart type is represented with a unique chart alias. For Column 2D chart, the alias is column2d. Find the complete list of chart types with their respective alias here .

    • Set the width and height (in pixels).

    • Set the dataFormat as JSON.

    • Embed the json data as the value of the dataSource.

  8. Add a container (instance) for the chart.


var $ = require('jquery');
var FusionCharts = require('fusioncharts');
var jQueryFusionCharts = require('jquery-fusioncharts');
var Charts = require('fusioncharts/fusioncharts.charts');
var FusionTheme = require('fusioncharts/themes/fusioncharts.theme.fusion')

Charts(FusionCharts);
FusionTheme(FusionCharts);

// Render the chart using insertFusionCharts method

$('document').ready(function () {

    $("#chart-container").insertFusionCharts({
        type: "column2d",
        width: "700",
        height: "400",
        dataFormat: "json",
        renderAt:"chart-container",
        dataSource: {
            "chart": {
                "caption": "Countries With Most Oil Reserves [2017-18]",
                "subCaption": "In MMbbl = One Million barrels",
                "xAxisName": "Country",
                "yAxisName": "Reserves (MMbbl)",
                "numberSuffix": "K",
                "theme":"fusion"
            },
            "data": [{
                "label": "Venezuela",
                "value": "290"
            }, {
                "label": "Saudi",
                "value": "260"
            }, {
                "label": "Canada",
                "value": "180"
            }, {
                "label": "Iran",
                "value": "140"
            }, {
                "label": "Russia",
                "value": "115"
            }, {
                "label": "UAE",
                "value": "100"
            }, {
                "label": "US",
                "value": "30"
            }, {
                "label": "China",
                "value": "30"
            }]
        }
    });
});
To include the specific chart types, individually add the following files using require
  • PowerCharts - fusioncharts/fusioncharts.powercharts
  • Widgets - fusioncharts/fusioncharts.widgets
  • Gantt - fusioncharts/fusioncharts.gantt
  • Treemap - fusioncharts/fusioncharts.treemap
  • Zoomscatter - fusioncharts/fusioncharts.zoomscatter
  • Zoomline - fusioncharts/fusioncharts.zoomline
  • Overlapped Bar - fusioncharts/fusioncharts.overlappedbar2d
  • Overlapped Column - fusioncharts/fusioncharts.overlappedcolumn2d

<html>
    <head>
        <!-- Include jQuery -->
        <script type="text/javascript" src="  https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.3.1.min.js"></script> 
        <!-- Include fusioncharts core library file -->
        <script type="text/javascript" src="  http://cdn.fusioncharts.com/fusioncharts/latest/fusioncharts.js"></script> 
        <!-- Include fusion theme file -->
        <script type="text/javascript" src="  http://cdn.fusioncharts.com/fusioncharts/latest/themes/fusioncharts.theme.fusion.js"></script> 
        <!-- Include fusioncharts jquery plugin -->
        <script type="text/javascript" src="  https://rawgit.com/fusioncharts/fusioncharts-jquery-plugin/develop/dist/fusioncharts.jqueryplugin.min.js"></script> 
    </head>
    <body>
        <script type="text/javascript">
            $('document').ready(function () {
                $("#chart-container").insertFusionCharts({
                    type: "column2d",
                    width: "700",
                    height: "400",
                    dataFormat: "json",
                    dataSource: {
                        // Chart Configuration
                        "chart": {
                            "caption": "Countries With Most Oil Reserves [2017-18]",
                            "subCaption": "In MMbbl = One Million barrels",
                            "xAxisName": "Country",
                            "yAxisName": "Reserves (MMbbl)",
                            "numberSuffix": "K",
                            "theme": "fusion",
                        },
                        // Chart Data
                        "data": [{
                            "label": "Venezuela",
                            "value": "290"
                        }, {
                            "label": "Saudi",
                            "value": "260"
                        }, {
                            "label": "Canada",
                            "value": "180"
                        }, {
                            "label": "Iran",
                            "value": "140"
                        }, {
                            "label": "Russia",
                            "value": "115"
                        }, {
                            "label": "UAE",
                            "value": "100"
                        }, {
                            "label": "US",
                            "value": "30"
                        }, {
                            "label": "China",
                            "value": "30"
                        }]
                    }
                });
            });
        </script>
        <div id="chart-container">FusionCharts will render here</div>
    </body>
</html>

<html>
    <head>
        <!-- Include jQuery -->
        <script type="text/javascript" src="path/to/local/jquery-3.3.1.min.js"></script>
        <!-- Include fusioncharts core library file -->
        <script type="text/javascript" src="path/to/local/fusioncharts.js"></script>
        <!-- Include fusion theme file -->
        <script type="text/javascript" src="path/to/local/themes/fusioncharts.theme.fusion.js"></script>
        <!-- Include fusioncharts jquery plugin -->
        <script type="text/javascript" src="path/to/local/fusioncharts.jqueryplugin.min.js"></script>
    </head>
    <body>
        <script type="text/javascript">
            $('document').ready(function () {
                $("#chart-container").insertFusionCharts({
                    type: "column2d",
                    width: "700",
                    height: "400",
                    dataFormat: "json",
                    dataSource: {
                        // Chart Configuration
                        "chart": {
                            "caption": "Countries With Most Oil Reserves [2017-18]",
                            "subCaption": "In MMbbl = One Million barrels",
                            "xAxisName": "Country",
                            "yAxisName": "Reserves (MMbbl)",
                            "numberSuffix": "K",
                            "theme": "fusion",
                        },
                        // Chart Data
                        "data": [{
                            "label": "Venezuela",
                            "value": "290"
                        }, {
                            "label": "Saudi",
                            "value": "260"
                        }, {
                            "label": "Canada",
                            "value": "180"
                        }, {
                            "label": "Iran",
                            "value": "140"
                        }, {
                            "label": "Russia",
                            "value": "115"
                        }, {
                            "label": "UAE",
                            "value": "100"
                        }, {
                            "label": "US",
                            "value": "30"
                        }, {
                            "label": "China",
                            "value": "30"
                        }]
                    }
                });
            });
        </script>
        <div id="chart-container">FusionCharts will render here</div>
    </body>
</html>

That's it! Your first chart using jquery-fusioncharts is ready.

Problem rendering the chart?

In case there is an error, and you are unable to see the chart, check for the following:

  • If you are getting a JavaScript error on your page, check your browser console for the exact error and fix accordingly. If you're unable to solve it, click here to get in touch with our support team.

  • If the chart does not show up at all, but there are no JavaScript errors, check if the FusionCharts Suite XT JavaScript library has loaded correctly. You can use developer tools within your browser to see if fusioncharts.js was loaded.

  • If you get a Loading Data or Error in loading data message, check whether your JSON data structure is correct, or there are conflicts related to quotation marks in your code.

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