Highcharts Stacked 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 stacked column chart using highcharts library with examples.

Highcharts Stacked Column Chart Example

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

 

<html>

<head>

    <title>Highcharts Stacked 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: 'Stacked column chart'

                },

                xAxis: {

                    categories: ['Apples', 'Oranges', 'Pears', 'Grapes', 'Bananas']

                },

                yAxis: {

                    min: 0,

                    title: {

                        text: 'Total fruit consumption'

                    },

                    stackLabels: {

                        enabled: true,

                        style: {

                            fontWeight: 'bold',

                            color: (Highcharts.theme && Highcharts.theme.textColor) || 'gray'

                        }

                    }

                },

                legend: {

                    align: 'right',

                    x: -30,

                    verticalAlign: 'top',

                    y: 25,

                    floating: true,

                    backgroundColor: (Highcharts.theme && Highcharts.theme.background2) || 'white',

                    borderColor: '#CCC',

                    borderWidth: 1,

                    shadow: false

                },

                tooltip: {

                    headerFormat: '<b>{point.x}</b><br/>',

                    pointFormat: '{series.name}: {point.y}<br/>Total: {point.stackTotal}'

                },

                plotOptions: {

                    column: {

                        stacking: 'normal',

                        dataLabels: {

                            enabled: true,

                            color: (Highcharts.theme && Highcharts.theme.dataLabelsColor) || 'white'

                        }

                    }

                },

                series: [{

                    name: 'John',

                    data: [5, 3, 4, 7, 2]

                }, {

                    name: 'Jane',

                    data: [2, 2, 3, 2, 1]

                }, {

                    name: 'Joe',

                    data: [3, 4, 4, 2, 5]

                }]

            });

        });

    </script>

</head>

<body>

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

</body>

</html>

If you observe the above example, we created a stacked 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 stacked column chart example result

 

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

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