Highcharts - Basic Column Chart


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Following is an example of a basic column chart.

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

Configurations

Let us now see the additional configurations/steps taken.

chart

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

var chart = {
   type: 'column'
};

Example

highcharts_column_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: 'column'
            };
            var title = {
               text: 'Monthly Average Rainfall'   
            };
            var subtitle = {
               text: 'Source: WorldClimate.com'  
            };
            var xAxis = {
               categories: ['Jan','Feb','Mar','Apr','May','Jun','Jul',
                  'Aug','Sep','Oct','Nov','Dec'],
               crosshair: true
            };
            var yAxis = {
               min: 0,
               title: {
                  text: 'Rainfall (mm)'         
               }      
            };
            var tooltip = {
               headerFormat: '<span style = "font-size:10px">{point.key}</span><table>',
               pointFormat: '<tr><td style = "color:{series.color};padding:0">{series.name}: </td>' +
                  '<td style = "padding:0"><b>{point.y:.1f} mm</b></td></tr>',
               footerFormat: '</table>',
               shared: true,
               useHTML: true
            };
            var plotOptions = {
               column: {
                  pointPadding: 0.2,
                  borderWidth: 0
               }
            };  
            var credits = {
               enabled: false
            };
            var series= [
               {
                  name: 'Tokyo',
                  data: [49.9, 71.5, 106.4, 129.2, 144.0, 176.0, 135.6,
                     148.5, 216.4, 194.1, 95.6, 54.4]
               }, 
               {
                  name: 'New York',
                  data: [83.6, 78.8, 98.5, 93.4, 106.0, 84.5, 105.0, 104.3,
                     91.2, 83.5, 106.6, 92.3]
               }, 
               {
                  name: 'London',
                  data: [48.9, 38.8, 39.3, 41.4, 47.0, 48.3, 59.0, 59.6,
                     52.4, 65.2, 59.3, 51.2]
               }, 
               {
                  name: 'Berlin',
                  data: [42.4, 33.2, 34.5, 39.7, 52.6, 75.5, 57.4, 60.4,
                     47.6, 39.1, 46.8, 51.1]
               }
            ];     
         
            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.credits = credits;
            $('#container').highcharts(json);
  
         });
      </script>
   </body>
   
</html>

Result

Verify the result.

highcharts_column_charts.htm
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