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JavaScript Data Grid: Integrated Charts

This section introduces the grid's integrated charting functionality, which allows users to chart directly inside the grid and supports applications that want to create pre-defined charts.

The charting functionality is deeply integrated with the grid. This integration gives users a seamless charting experience while keeping the coding required by developers to a minimum.

We are not aware of any other Datagrid that provides such integration. Other companies may provide a grid library and / or a charting library, but it's up to the developer to tie the two together.

The following sections cover the alternative ways grid data can be charted using Integrated Charts:

  • User Created Charts: A user creates a chart using the grid's UI by selecting a range of cells or entering pivot mode and then creating a chart via the context menu.
  • Application Created Charts: The application requests the grid to create a chart through the grid's charting API.

Charts Module

To minimise bundle sizes for applications that do not require charting, charts are contained in a separate AG Grid Module, and has been built from the ground up with zero dependencies on any third party libraries.

The Charts module can be imported as follows:

// Import minimal modules required for charts
import { ModuleRegistry } from "@ag-grid-community/core";
import { ClientSideRowModelModule } from "@ag-grid-community/client-side-row-model";
import { GridChartsModule } from "@ag-grid-enterprise/charts";

ModuleRegistry.registerModules([ClientSideRowModelModule, GridChartsModule]);

If you are not using ES6 Modules and are instead using the bundled version of AG Grid Enterprise, note that ag-grid-enterprise.js already contains the charting module.

Next Up

Continue to the next section to learn about the: User Created Charts.