How to make interactive a chart with chart.js?

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by denis , in category: Javascript , 2 months ago

How to make interactive a chart with chart.js?

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by aubrey , 2 months ago

@denis 

To make a chart interactive with chart.js, you can use the following steps:

  1. Include the chart.js library in your HTML file. You can either download the library from the chart.js website or use a CDN link to include it in your project.
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<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/chart.js"></script>


  1. Create a canvas element in your HTML file where the chart will be rendered.
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<canvas id="myChart"></canvas>


  1. Create a JavaScript file and define the data that you want to display in the chart. You can customize the chart type, labels, and datasets.
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const ctx = document.getElementById('myChart').getContext('2d');
const myChart = new Chart(ctx, {
    type: 'bar',
    data: {
        labels: ['Red', 'Blue', 'Yellow', 'Green', 'Purple', 'Orange'],
        datasets: [{
            label: '# of Votes',
            data: [12, 19, 3, 5, 2, 3],
            backgroundColor: [
                'red',
                'blue',
                'yellow',
                'green',
                'purple',
                'orange'
            ],
            borderWidth: 1
        }]
    }
});


  1. You can add additional options to make the chart more interactive, such as tooltips, animations, and responsive sizing.
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const myChart = new Chart(ctx, {
    type: 'bar',
    data: {
        // Data definition here...
    },
    options: {
        responsive: true,
        tooltips: {
            mode: 'index',
            intersect: false
        },
        animation: {
            duration: 2000
        }
    }
});


  1. Once you have defined all the necessary data and options for your chart, you can now see the interactive chart being rendered on your HTML page.


By following these steps, you can create an interactive chart using chart.js library and customize it as per your requirements.