Highcharts Zoomable Time Series 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 time series chart with zoomable effects using highcharts library with examples.

Highcharts Time Series Chart Example

Following is the example of creating a time series chart with zoomable effect by setting the required time series properties using highcharts library.


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    <title>Highcharts Time Series, Zoomable 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() {



                function(data) {

                    Highcharts.chart('container', {

                        chart: {

                            zoomType: 'x'


                        title: {

                            text: 'USD to EUR exchange rate over time'


                        subtitle: {

                            text: document.ontouchstart === undefined ?

                                'Click and drag in the plot area to zoom in' : 'Pinch the chart to zoom in'


                        xAxis: {

                            type: 'datetime'


                        yAxis: {

                            title: {

                                text: 'Exchange rate'



                        legend: {

                            enabled: false


                        plotOptions: {

                            area: {

                                fillColor: {

                                    linearGradient: {

                                        x1: 0,

                                        y1: 0,

                                        x2: 0,

                                        y2: 1


                                    stops: [

                                        [0, Highcharts.getOptions().colors[0]],

                                        [1, Highcharts.Color(Highcharts.getOptions().colors[0]).setOpacity(0).get('rgba')]



                                marker: {

                                    radius: 2


                                lineWidth: 1,

                                states: {

                                    hover: {

                                        lineWidth: 1



                                threshold: null



                        series: [{

                            type: 'area',

                            name: 'USD to EUR',

                            data: data









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



If you observe the above example, we added time-series properties to create a zoomable chart using highcharts library with required properties.


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


Highcharts Zoomable Time Series Chart Example Result


This is how we can create a time series chart with zoomable effect using highcharts library with required time-series properties.