How to add additional information to chart.js tooltip?

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by ryleigh , in category: Javascript , 5 months ago

How to add additional information to chart.js tooltip?

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by raven_corwin , 5 months ago

@ryleigh 

There are a few ways to add additional information to the tooltip in Chart.js:

  1. Using the "custom" option in the tooltip configuration: You can create a custom function that returns the tooltip content with additional information included. Here's an example:
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options: {
  tooltips: {
    mode: 'index',
    intersect: false,
    custom: function(tooltipModel) {
      // Tooltip Element
      var tooltipEl = document.getElementById('chartjs-tooltip');
      
      // Create element on first render
      if (!tooltipEl) {
        tooltipEl = document.createElement('div');
        tooltipEl.id = 'chartjs-tooltip';
        tooltipEl.innerHTML = '<table></table>';
        document.body.appendChild(tooltipEl);
      }
      
      // Hide if no tooltip
      if (tooltipModel.opacity === 0) {
        tooltipEl.style.opacity = 0;
        return;
      }
      
      // Set caret Position
      tooltipEl.classList.remove('above', 'below', 'no-transform');
      if (tooltipModel.yAlign) {
        tooltipEl.classList.add(tooltipModel.yAlign);
      } else {
        tooltipEl.classList.add('no-transform');
      }
      
      // Set Text
      if (tooltipModel.body) {
        var titleLines = tooltipModel.title || [];
        var bodyLines = tooltipModel.body.map(function(bodyItem) {
          return bodyItem.lines;
        });
        
        var innerHtml = '<thead>';
        titleLines.forEach(function(title) {
          innerHtml += '<tr><th>' + title + '</th></tr>';
        });
        innerHtml += '</thead><tbody>';
        
        bodyLines.forEach(function(body, i) {
          var colors = tooltipModel.labelColors[i];
          var style = 'background:' + colors.backgroundColor;
          style += '; border-color:' + colors.borderColor;
          var span = '<span style="' + style + '"></span>';
          innerHtml += '<tr><td>' + span + body + '</td></tr>';
        });
        innerHtml += '</tbody>';
        
        var tableRoot = tooltipEl.querySelector('table');
        tableRoot.innerHTML = innerHtml;
      }
      
      // Display, position, and set styles for tooltip
      tooltipEl.style.opacity = 1;
      tooltipEl.style.position = 'absolute';
      tooltipEl.style.left = tooltipModel.caretX + 'px';
      tooltipEl.style.top = tooltipModel.caretY + 'px';
      tooltipEl.style.fontFamily = tooltipModel._bodyFontFamily;
      tooltipEl.style.fontSize = tooltipModel.bodyFontSize + 'px';
      tooltipEl.style.fontStyle = tooltipModel._bodyFontStyle;
      tooltipEl.style.padding = tooltipModel.yPadding + 'px ' +
          tooltipModel.xPadding + 'px';
    }
  }
}


  1. Using the "callbacks" option in the tooltip configuration: You can use the callbacks option to modify the tooltip content. Here's an example:
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options: {
  tooltips: {
    callbacks: {
      label: function(tooltipItem, data) {
        var datasetLabel = data.datasets[tooltipItem.datasetIndex].label || '';
        var label = data.labels[tooltipItem.index];
        var value = data.datasets[tooltipItem.datasetIndex].data[tooltipItem.index];
        
        return datasetLabel + ': ' + label + ' - ' + value;
      }
    }
  }
}


These are just a couple of ways to add additional information to the tooltip in Chart.js. You can customize the tooltip content further by modifying the custom or callbacks functions to suit your needs.