Highcharts - Stacked Bar Chart


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Following is an example of a basic bar chart.

We have already seen most 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.

plotOptions

Configure the stacking of the chart using plotOptions.series.stacking as "normal". Possible values are null which disables stacking, "normal" stacks by value and "percent" stacks the series by percentages.

var plotOptions = {
   series: {
      stacking: 'normal'
   }
};

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
                  }
               },
               series: {
                  stacking: 'normal'
               }
            };
            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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