How to get json data and display on chart.js?

by edmond_brakus , in category: Javascript , 2 months ago

How to get json data and display on chart.js?

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by daisha , 2 months ago

@edmond_brakus 

To get JSON data and display it on a Chart.js chart, you can follow these general steps:

  1. Fetch the JSON data using JavaScript. You can use the fetch API to make a request to a JSON file or API endpoint that contains the data you want to display on the chart. Here's an example code snippet to fetch data from a JSON file:
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fetch('data.json')
  .then(response => response.json())
  .then(data => {
    // Call a function to initialize and display the chart
  });


  1. Initialize a Chart.js chart with the data you fetched. You will need to create a canvas element in your HTML where the chart will be displayed, and use Chart.js to render the chart with the fetched data. Here's an example code snippet to create a bar chart using Chart.js:
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const ctx = document.getElementById('myChart').getContext('2d');
const myChart = new Chart(ctx, {
  type: 'bar',
  data: {
    labels: data.labels,
    datasets: [{
      label: 'My Dataset',
      data: data.values,
      backgroundColor: 'rgba(255, 99, 132, 0.2)',
      borderColor: 'rgba(255, 99, 132, 1)',
      borderWidth: 1
    }]
  },
  options: {
    scales: {
      yAxes: [{
        ticks: {
          beginAtZero: true
        }
      }]
    }
  }
});


  1. Customize the chart as needed. You can modify the data, labels, colors, and other settings of the chart to fit your specific requirements. Refer to the Chart.js documentation for more information on customizing charts.
  2. Insert the canvas element into your HTML. Make sure to add a canvas element with an id that matches the one you specified when creating the chart. For example:
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<canvas id="myChart" width="400" height="400"></canvas>


By following these steps, you should be able to fetch JSON data and display it on a Chart.js chart in your web application.