Highcharts – Ajax loaded data Chart – Code Example

Highcharts – Ajax loaded data Chart

Code Example

Following is an example of a ajax loaded data chart. Here we’re going to make an ajax call to load a csv file from HighCharts.Com using jQuery.getJSON() method and when data gets retrieved, we’ll populate chart with received data and draw the chart.

 

Import data.js

In order to work with ajax data, import following script.

<script src="https://code.highcharts.com/modules/data.js"></script>

Configurations

xAxis

Configure the tick intervals to be based on weekly basis on X-Axis.

var xAxis = {
   tickInterval: 7 * 24 * 3600 * 1000, // one week
   tickWidth: 0,
   gridLineWidth: 1,
   labels: {
      align: 'left',
      x: 3,
      y: -3
   }
};

yAxis

Configure two axes on y-Axis.

var yAxis = [{ // left y axis
      title: {
         text: null
      },
      labels: {
         align: 'left',
         x: 3,
         y: 16,
         format: '{value:.,0f}'
      },
      showFirstLabel: false
  },{ // right y axis
      linkedTo: 0,
      gridLineWidth: 0,
      opposite: true,
      title: {
         text: null
      },
      labels: {
         align: 'right',
         x: -3,
         y: 16,
         format: '{value:.,0f}'
      },
      showFirstLabel: false
   }
];

plotOptions

plotOptions is used to control the formatting of various parts of chart like series, marker on series.

var plotOptions = {
   series: {
      cursor: 'pointer',
      point: {
         events: {
            click: function (e) {
               hs.htmlExpand(null, {
                  pageOrigin: {
                     x: e.pageX || e.clientX,
                     y: e.pageY || e.clientY
                  },
                  headingText: this.series.name,
                  maincontentText: Highcharts.dateFormat('%A, %b %e, %Y', this.x) 
                     + ':<br/> ' + this.y + ' visits',
                  width: 200
               });
            } 
         }
      },
      marker: {
        lineWidth: 1
      }
   }
}

Example

highcharts_line_ajax.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> 
   <script src="https://code.highcharts.com/highcharts-more.js"></script>    
   <script src="https://code.highcharts.com/modules/data.js"></script> 
</head>
<body>
<div id="container" style="width: 550px; height: 400px; margin: 0 auto"></div>
<script language="JavaScript">
$(document).ready(function() {
   var title = {
      text: 'Daily visits at www.highcharts.com'   
   };
   var subtitle = {
      text: 'Source: Google Analytics'
   };
   var xAxis = {
      tickInterval: 7 * 24 * 3600 * 1000, // one week
      tickWidth: 0,
      gridLineWidth: 1,
      labels: {
         align: 'left',
         x: 3,
         y: -3
      }
   };
   var yAxis = [{ // left y axis
         title: {
            text: null
         },
         labels: {
            align: 'left',
            x: 3,
            y: 16,
            format: '{value:.,0f}'
         },
         showFirstLabel: false
      },{ // right y axis
         linkedTo: 0,
         gridLineWidth: 0,
         opposite: true,
         title: {
            text: null
         },
         labels: {
            align: 'right',
            x: -3,
            y: 16,
            format: '{value:.,0f}'
         },
         showFirstLabel: false
      }
   ];   

   var tooltip = {
      shared: true,
      crosshairs: true
   }

   var legend = {
      align: 'left',
      verticalAlign: 'top',
      y: 20,
      floating: true,
      borderWidth: 0
   };

   var plotOptions = {
      series: {
         cursor: 'pointer',
         point: {
            events: {
               click: function (e) {
                  hs.htmlExpand(null, {
                     pageOrigin: {
                        x: e.pageX || e.clientX,
                        y: e.pageY || e.clientY
                     },
                     headingText: this.series.name,
                     maincontentText: Highcharts.dateFormat('%A, %b %e, %Y', this.x) 
                        + ':<br/> ' + this.y + ' visits',
                     width: 200
                  });
               }
            }
         },
         marker: {
            lineWidth: 1
         }
      }
   }
   
   var series =  [{
         name: 'All visits',
         lineWidth: 4,
         marker: {
            radius: 4
         }
      }, {
         name: 'New visitors'
      }]

   var json = {};

   json.title = title;
   json.subtitle = subtitle;
   json.xAxis = xAxis;
   json.yAxis = yAxis;
   json.tooltip = tooltip;
   json.legend = legend;
   json.series = series;
   json.plotOptions = plotOptions;
   
   $.getJSON('http://www.highcharts.com/samples/data/jsonp.php?filename=analytics.csv&callback=?', function (csv) {
      var data = {
         csv: csv
      };
	  json.data = data;
	  $('#container').highcharts(json);
   });   
});
</script>
</body>
</html>

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