Highcharts - Basic Bar Chart


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Following is an example of a basic bar chart.

We have already seen the configuration used to draw a chart in Highcharts Configuration Syntax chapter. An example of a basic bar chart is given below.

Configurations

Let us now see the additional configurations/steps taken.

chart

Configure the chart type to be bar based. chart.type decides the series type for the chart. Here, the default value is "line".

var chart = {
   type: 'bar'
};

Example

highcharts_bar_basic.htm

<html>
   <head>
      <title>Highcharts Tutorial</title>
      <script src = "https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js">
      </script>
      <script src = "https://code.highcharts.com/highcharts.js"></script>  
   </head>
   
   <body>
      <div id = "container" style = "width: 550px; height: 400px; margin: 0 auto"></div>
      <script language = "JavaScript">
         $(document).ready(function() {  
            var chart = {
               type: 'bar'
            };
            var title = {
               text: 'Historic World Population by Region'   
            };
            var subtitle = {
               text: 'Source: Wikipedia.org'  
            };
            var xAxis = {
               categories: ['Africa', 'America', 'Asia', 'Europe', 'Oceania'],
               title: {
                  text: null
               }
            };
            var yAxis = {
               min: 0,
               title: {
                  text: 'Population (millions)',
                  align: 'high'
               },
               labels: {
                  overflow: 'justify'
               }
            };
            var tooltip = {
               valueSuffix: ' millions'
            };
            var plotOptions = {
               bar: {
                  dataLabels: {
                     enabled: true
                  }
               }
            };
            var legend = {
               layout: 'vertical',
               align: 'right',
               verticalAlign: 'top',
               x: -40,
               y: 100,
               floating: true,
               borderWidth: 1,
               
               backgroundColor: (
                  (Highcharts.theme && Highcharts.theme.legendBackgroundColor) ||
                     '#FFFFFF'),
               shadow: true
            };
            var credits = {
               enabled: false
            };
            var series = [
               {
                  name: 'Year 1800',
                  data: [107, 31, 635, 203, 2]
               }, 
               {
                  name: 'Year 1900',
                  data: [133, 156, 947, 408, 6]
               }, 
               {
                  name: 'Year 2008',
                  data: [973, 914, 4054, 732, 34]      
               }
            ];
      
            var json = {};   
            json.chart = chart; 
            json.title = title;   
            json.subtitle = subtitle; 
            json.tooltip = tooltip;
            json.xAxis = xAxis;
            json.yAxis = yAxis;  
            json.series = series;
            json.plotOptions = plotOptions;
            json.legend = legend;
            json.credits = credits;
            $('#container').highcharts(json);
         });
      </script>
   </body>
   
</html>

Result

Verify the result.

highcharts_bar_charts.htm
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