Highcharts Basic Column Chart

In the previous chapters, we learned how to setup highcharts library and how to create a chart with required configurations using highcharts library in our webpage. Now, we will learn how to create a basic column chart using highcharts library with examples.

Highcharts Basic Column Chart Example

Following is the example of creating a basic column chart by setting the required column chart properties using highcharts library.

 

<html>

<head>

    <title>Highcharts Basic Column Chart</title>

    <script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.4.1.min.js"></script>

    <script src="https://code.highcharts.com/highcharts.js"></script>

    <script src="https://code.highcharts.com/modules/exporting.js"></script>

    <script src="https://code.highcharts.com/modules/export-data.js"></script>

    <script type="text/javascript">

        $(function() {

            Highcharts.chart('container', {

                chart: {

                    type: 'column'

                },

                title: {

                    text: 'Monthly Average Rainfall'

                },

                subtitle: {

                    text: 'Source: WorldClimate.com'

                },

                xAxis: {

                    categories: [

                        'Jan',

                        'Feb',

                        'Mar',

                        'Apr',

                        'May',

                        'Jun',

                        'Jul',

                        'Aug',

                        'Sep',

                        'Oct',

                        'Nov',

                        'Dec'

                    ],

                    crosshair: true

                },

                yAxis: {

                    min: 0,

                    title: {

                        text: 'Rainfall (mm)'

                    }

                },

                tooltip: {

                    headerFormat: '<span>{point.key}</span><table>',

                    pointFormat: '<tr><td style="color:{series.color};padding:0">{series.name}: </td>' +

                        '<td style="padding:0"><b>{point.y:.1f} mm</b></td></tr>',

                    footerFormat: '</table>',

                    shared: true,

                    useHTML: true

                },

                plotOptions: {

                    column: {

                        pointPadding: 0.2,

                        borderWidth: 0

                    }

                },

                series: [{

                    name: 'Tokyo',

                    data: [49.9, 71.5, 106.4, 129.2, 144.0, 176.0, 135.6, 148.5, 216.4, 194.1, 95.6, 54.4]

                }, {

                    name: 'New York',

                    data: [83.6, 78.8, 98.5, 93.4, 106.0, 84.5, 105.0, 104.3, 91.2, 83.5, 106.6, 92.3]

                }, {

                    name: 'London',

                    data: [48.9, 38.8, 39.3, 41.4, 47.0, 48.3, 59.0, 59.6, 52.4, 65.2, 59.3, 51.2]

                }, {

                    name: 'Berlin',

                    data: [42.4, 33.2, 34.5, 39.7, 52.6, 75.5, 57.4, 60.4, 47.6, 39.1, 46.8, 51.1]

                }]

            });

        });

    </script>

</head>

<body>

    <div id="container" style="width: 100%; height: 400px;"> </div>

</body>

</html>

If you observe the above example, we created a basic column chart using highcharts library with required properties.

 

When we execute the above highcharts example, we will get the result like as shown below.

 

Highcharts Basic Column Chart Example Result 

 This is how we can create a basic column chart using highcharts library with required properties.

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