Manipulating chart data

Type tutorial

Each chart type in amCharts family has a specific requirement for structure its data should come in. Mostly it comes in a form of an array of objects. However sometimes you don’t have control over format of source data. This tutorial will explore how we can pre-process data to reshape it into an amCharts-suitable form. […]

Clickable chart thumbnails

Type demo

This demo shows how we can use a custom function to defer chart instantiation and replace them with a thumbnail, which once clicked would be automatically replaced with a real chart.

Generating static charts

Type tutorial

Some dashboards require charts in them to be fully interactive. Some don’t. Sometimes we wish to churn out charts to the screen as as quick as possible, and with as little memory footprint as possible. This tutorial will walk through the process of generating static SVG for charts using a single chart template. Dynamic vs. […]

Trigger a replay of the chart initial animations

Type demo

Most of the elements on a chart – e.g. series or chart itself – have appear() method. Calling it will re-play whatever animation was played when the chart was first loaded, for example series morphing into place. This demo showcases this functionality.

Combining local data from multiple series for export

Type demo

In amCharts 4 each series can have its own data (set via own data property). Such data will not be exported using exporting functionality. This demo shows how we can use export’s data adapter to combine local data from multiple series in export.

Exporting data for visible series only

Type tutorial

Normally, using amCharts 4 data exporting functionality, the chart dumps all available source data. This short tutorial will show code which assures that only currently visible series data is exported. Limiting exported fields By default all source data (as set in chart’s data) is exported. We can control what fields are exported using export’s setting […]

About “Chart was not disposed” warning

Type tutorial

Are you getting a “Chart was not disposed” warning in your browser console? You’re doing something wrong. Read on for an explanation. When the warning is displayed? When you instantiate a chart, it creates a bunch of objects as well as other stuff like event handlers. All those things occupy computer memory and consume some […]

Tackling label background

Type tutorial

In amCharts 4, labels – be it bullets, axis values, or just about any other text – are not limited to just font size and color. This tutorial will show how you can set background color and shape for them as well. Enabling label background Whenever you see text on a chart, it is represented […]

Formatting date/time and numbers using “Intl” object

Type tutorial

The¬†Intl¬†object is the namespace for the ECMAScript Internationalization API, which provides language sensitive string comparison, number formatting, and date and time formatting. This tutorial will show how you can use Intl options and locales for date/time and number formatting in place of string-based amCharts format definitions. Intro amCharts 4 uses DateFormatter and NumberFormatter objects to […]

Using “patterns” theme

Type tutorial

amCharts 4 comes with a “patterns” theme (since version 4.7.5). It’s a bit different from other themes as it modifies the output of some elements quite radically. This tutorial takes a closer look at what this theme does, and how it can be modified for various purposes. The purpose The “patterns” theme’s main purpose is […]