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JavaScript Data Grid: Sparklines - Column Customisation

This section shows how Column Sparklines can be customised by overriding the default column options.

The following Column Sparkline Options can be used to customise Column Sparklines:

Also see Additional Customisations for more advanced customisations that are common across all sparklines.

The snippet below shows option overrides for the Column Sparkline:

sparklineOptions: {
    type: 'column',
    fill: '#91cc75',
    stroke: '#91cc75',
    highlightStyle: {
        fill: 'orange'
    },
    paddingInner: 0.3,
    paddingOuter: 0.1,
},

The following example demonstrates the results of the Column Sparkline options above:

Column Fill Options

To apply a custom color to the columns, set the fill property in sparklineOptions as shown:

sparklineOptions: {
    type: 'column',
    fill: '#91cc75', // sets the column fill
}
Column fill default
Default
Column fill customisation
Custom fill

It is possible to set the fill for the highlighted state of the column by adding fill in highlightStyle options as follows:

sparklineOptions: {
    type: 'column',
    highlightStyle: {
        fill: 'orange', // sets the highlighted column fill
    }
}
Highlighted Column fill default
Default highlighted fill
Highlighted Column fill customisation
Custom highlighted fill

The given fill string can be in one of the following formats:

  • #rgb - Short Hex Code
  • #rrggbb - Hex Code
  • rgb(r, g, b) - RGB
  • rgba(r, g, b, a) - RGB with an alpha channel
  • CSS color keyword - such as aqua, orange, etc.

Column Stroke Options

By default, the strokeWidth of each column is 0, so no outline is visible around the columns.

To add a stroke, modify the strokeWidth and stroke properties as shown below.

sparklineOptions: {
    type: 'column',
    stroke: '#ec7c7d', // sets the column stroke
    strokeWidth: 2, // sets the column stroke width
    highlightStyle: {
        stroke: '#b5ec7c', // sets the highlighted column stroke
        strokeWidth: 2, // sets the highlighted column stroke width
    }
}
  • In the snippet above, we have configured the column stroke to be 2px in the un-highlighted state, and 2px in the highlighted state.
  • Note that the stroke property is also different depending on the highlighted state of the column.

Here is the result of the configuration shown in the above snippet.

Stroke default
Default
Stroke customisation
Custom stroke
Stroke customisation for highlighted state
Custom highlighted stroke

If strokeWidth is set to a value greater than 1, it is recommended to set the axis line strokeWidth to the same value in order to preserve the alignment of the columns with the axis line.

Column Padding Options

The spacing between columns is adjustable via the paddingInner property. This property takes values between 0 and 1.

It is a proportion of the “step”, which is the interval between the start of a band and the start of the next band.

Here's an example.

sparklineOptions: {
    type: 'column',
    paddingInner: 0.5, // sets the padding between columns.
}
Column padding default
Default
PaddingInner customisation
Custom paddingInner

The padding on the outer edges of the first and last columns can also be adjusted. As with paddingInner, this value can be between 0 and 1.

If the value of paddingOuter is increased, the axis line will stick out more at both ends of the sparkline.

Here's a snippet where the paddingOuter is set to 0.

sparklineOptions: {
    type: 'column',
    paddingOuter: 0, // sets the padding on the outer edge of the first and last columns.
}

In this case there will be no gap on either end of the sparkline, i.e. between the axis line start and the first column and the axis line end and the last column. This is demonstrated below in the middle sparkline.

column padding default
Default
PaddingOuter customisation
No paddingOuter
PaddingOuter customisation
Increased paddingOuter

Column Label Options

To enable column labels, set the enabled property in label options as shown:

sparklineOptions: {
    type: 'column',
    label: {
        enabled: true // show column labels
    }
}
Column default
Default
Column labels enabled
Label enabled

It is possible to change the text value displayed as the label of individual columns by adding a formatter callback function to label options as follows:

sparklineOptions: {
    type: 'column',
    label: {
        enabled: true,
        formatter: labelFormatter
    }
}

function labelFormatter({ value }) {
    return `${value}%`
}
Column default
Default
Column label text customisation
Custom label text

To customise the label text style, set the style attributes in label options as follows:

sparklineOptions: {
    type: 'column',
    label: {
        enabled: true,
        fontWeight: 'bold',
        fontStyle: 'italic',
        fontSize: 9,
        fontFamily: 'Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif',
        color: 'black',
    }
}
Column default
Default
Column label text style customisation
Custom label text styles

The position of the labels can be specified by setting the placement property in label options. By default, the labels are positioned at the end of the columns on the inside, i.e. placement is set to insideEnd. The snippet below shows how the positioning of the label can be modified:

sparklineOptions: {
    type: 'column',
    label: {
        enabled: true,
        placement: 'center', // positions the labels in the center of the columns
    }
}

Label placement options include insideBase, center, insideEnd and outsideEnd. These are shown in the screenshots below.

Column label insideBase placement
insideBase
Column label center placement
center
Column label insideEnd placement
insideEnd
Column label placement default
outsideEnd

When configuring labels with placement:outsideEnd, it is recommended to add some padding to the sparkline using the padding options in order to prevent the labels from being clipped.

Axis Line Options

By default, an axis line is displayed which can be modified using the axis options.

Here is a snippet to demonstrate axis formatting.

sparklineOptions: {
    type: 'column',
    axis: {
        stroke: '#7cecb3', // sets the axis line stroke
        strokeWidth: 3, // sets the axis line strokeWidth
    },
}
Axis line default
Default axis line
Axis line customisation
Custom axis line

It's possible to remove the axis line entirely by setting the axis strokeWidth to 0.

Sparkline Padding Options

To add extra space around the sparklines, custom padding options can be applied in the following way.

sparklineOptions: {
    type: 'column',
    // sets the padding around the sparklines
    padding: {
        top: 10,
        right: 5,
        bottom: 10,
        left: 5
    },
}
  • The top, right, bottom and left properties are all optional and can be modified independently.
Padding customisation
Default padding
Padding customisation
Custom padding

Additional Customisations

More advanced customisations are discussed separately in the following sections:

  • Axis - configure the axis type via axis options.
  • Tooltips - configure tooltips using tooltip options.
  • Points of Interest - configure individual points of interest using a formatter.

Interfaces

ColumnSparklineOptions

SparklineAxisOptions

SparklineLabelOptions

Next Up

Continue to the next section to learn about: Line Sparkline Customisation.