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Angular primeng bar chart|p-chart bar type example


Primeng Angular 14 bar chart example

In this blog post, You’ll learn primeng Bar chart tutorials with examples.

A bar chart is one type of chart displayed in the browser. It is used to display a group of data in rectangular bars.

p-chart bar component

Syntax

<p-chart type="bar" width="400" height="400" [data]="data" [options]="options"></p-chart>

p-chart is a component from ChartModule.

  • Type is a type of chart or graph, In this example,type=bar to display a bar chart
  • width - Change the width of a graph container in pixels or percentage
  • height - Change the height of a bar container in pixels or percentage
  • data - is the data source supplied to the chart.
  • Options- Optional configuration provided to customize the bar chart.

this tutorial will not cover how to integrate primeng into the angular application, You can check my previous post about Add primeng in angular application

add ChartModule into the angular application

in the app.module.ts file, import ChartModule into your application module ChartModule provides different components for multiple chart types, Once imported, you are free to access your components.

import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';

import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import {  ChartModule } from 'primeng';
import { BrowserAnimationsModule } from '@angular/platform-browser/animations';
import { AppRoutingModule } from './app.routing.module';


@NgModule({
  imports:      [ AppRoutingModule,BrowserModule,BrowserAnimationsModule,ChartModule],
  declarations: [ AppComponent],
  bootstrap:    [ AppComponent ],
  providers:[],
  exports:[]
})
export class AppModule { }

Basic Bar chart component

Created a new component BarChart Component, which displays two types of company data grouped with the last 6 years of data in rectangular bars.

In bar-chart.component.html, added `p-chart' component in the HTML template file data is supplied with static dataSource initialized in the typescript component. These data can also be configured to retrieve from API using RXJS Observable.

<p-chart type="bar" [data]="dataSource"></p-chart>

in BarChartComponent.ts,

In this, the variable of data declares of any type, which of type of data format supplied to bar chart. data

import { Component, OnInit } from "@angular/core";

@Component({
  selector: "app-bar-chart",
  templateUrl: "./bar-chart.component.html",
  styleUrls: ["./bar-chart.component.css"]
})
export class BarChartComponent implements OnInit {
  dataSource: any;
  constructor() {
    this.dataSource = {
      labels: ["2015", "2016", "2017", "2018", "2019", "2020"],
      datasets: [
        {
          label: "Company1",
          backgroundColor: "blue",
          data: [25, 30, 60, 50, 80, 90]
        },
        {
          label: "Company2",
          backgroundColor: "green",
          data: [45, 33, 70, 72, 95]
        }
      ]
    };
  }

  ngOnInit() {}
}

And bar chart you see in the browser is

Angular primeng basic bar chart example

Change the width and height of the bar chart

p-chart component provides width and height properties to change the default width and height of a bar container, not rectangular bars

width and height values can be 300px, 100%, Auto

In this example, no change in the typescript code, changed in In HTML template,

<p-chart type="bar" [data]="dataSource" width="auto" height="250px"></p-chart>

next, save your changes, you will see them in the browser as follows

Angular primeng bar chart custom width height  example

Customize bar elements

A bar chart uses the `ChartJS' library, By default chartJS library is automatically installed once primeng is installed This section talks about customizing the legend, XAxis, and YAXis.

p-chart accepts options parameter accepts object options required bar chart, You need to initialize the options in typescript code.

Show or hide Legends with custom font size and color

Declare optionsObject in typescript

optionsObject: any;

Add the below legend object code to the options object display:true/false to show or hide the object labels: Legends labels can be customized with font parameters - fontColor,fontSize, boxWidth and other parameters

      legend: {
        display: true,
        labels: {
          fontColor: "Red",
          fontSize: 25
        }
      },

Hide x-axis, y-axis labels

In the below, XAxis a child of scales parent, display attributes that show or hide the labels of the x-axis or y-axis ticks is a minimum and maximum value to show on-axis line.

scales: {
        yAxes: [
          {
            display: true,
            scaleLabel: {
              show: false,
            },
            ticks: {
              beginAtZero: true,
              max: 100,
              min: 0
            }
          }
        ],
        xAxes: [
          {
            display: true,
            ticks: {
              display: false,
              beginAtZero: 0
            }
          }
        ]
      }

Complete working example for custom bar chart

import { Component, OnInit } from "@angular/core";

@Component({
  selector: "app-bar-chart",
  templateUrl: "./bar-chart.component.html",
  styleUrls: ["./bar-chart.component.css"]
})
export class BarChartComponent implements OnInit {
  dataSource: any;
  optionsObject: any;
  constructor() {
    this.optionsObject = {
      legend: {
        display: true,
        labels: {
          fontColor: "Red",
          fontSize: 25
        }
      },

      title: {
        display: true,
        text: "% Total Percentage",
        position: "center"
      },
      scales: {
        yAxes: [
          {
            display: true,
            scaleLabel: {
              show: false,
            },
            ticks: {
              beginAtZero: true,
              max: 100,
              min: 0
            }
          }
        ],
        xAxes: [
          {
            ticks: {
              display: false,
              beginAtZero: 0
            }
          }
        ]
      }
    };

    this.dataSource = {
      labels: ["2015", "2016", "2017", "2018", "2019", "2020"],
      datasets: [
        {
          label: "Company1",
          backgroundColor: "blue",
          data: [25, 30, 60, 50, 80, 90]
        },
        {
          label: "Company2",
          backgroundColor: "green",
          data: [45, 33, 70, 72, 95]
        }
      ]
    };
  }

  ngOnInit() {}
}

template code is

<p-chart type="bar" [data]="dataSource" width="auto" height="250px" [options]="optionsObject"></p-chart>

And displayed output on the browser is Angular primeng bar chart custom legend ,x-axis,y-axis example

Can’t bind to ‘data’ since it isn’t a known property of the ‘p-chart’ error

This is an angular common error that occurs during the development of using the primeng library

The error is

Can’t bind to ‘data’ since it isn’t a known property of ‘p-chart’. If ‘p-chart’ is an Angular component and it has ‘data’ input, then verify that it is part of this module. If ‘p-chart’ is a Web Component then add ‘CUSTOM_ELEMENTS_SCHEMA’ to the ‘@NgModule.schemas’ of this component to suppress this message. To allow any property add ‘NO_ERRORS_SCHEMA’ to the ‘@NgModule.schemas’ of this component. (" ][data]=“data”>

This will happen when your code is not able to recognize the p-chart tag.

The fix for this issue is to

Check primeng documentation and Please make sure that primeng and required dependencies are installed in your application

Install the latest primeng primeicons and animations npm libraries

npm install primeng --save
npm install primeicons --save
npm install @angular/animations --save

p-chart is a tag or a component of the primeng module `ChartModule', so have to add these modules,

please import ChartModule into your module as below

import {  ChartModule } from 'primeng';

And also add a module in the imports section of NgModule.

@NgModule({
  imports:      [ ChartModule],
  declarations: [ AppComponent],
  bootstrap:    [ AppComponent ],
  providers:[MessageService],
  exports:[BarChartComponent]
})
export class AppModule { }
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