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JavaScript Data Grid: Sparklines - Tooltips

Tooltips containing data related to specific points will appear when the sparkline is hovered. Sparkline tooltips are customisable as discussed below.

The following sections cover how sparkline tooltips can be customised:

  • Disabling Tooltips - shows how to disable tooltips.
  • Tooltip Data - covers how to change title and content of the default tooltip and access data from other columns in the same row.
  • Tooltip Styles - shows the different options available to customise the default tooltip styles.
  • Tooltip Container and Offset - shows how the tooltip container and offset position from the mouse cursor can be modified.
  • Custom Tooltip - demonstrates how a completely custom HTML template can be used as the tooltip.

Disabling Sparkline Tooltips

Sparkline tooltips are enabled by default. They can be disabled via the tooltip options as shown in the code snippet below:

sparklineOptions: {
    tooltip: {
        enabled: false, // removes sparkline tooltips

Default Tooltip

The default sparkline tooltip has the following template:

    <div class="ag-sparkline-tooltip">
        <span class="ag-sparkline-tooltip-title"></span>
        <span class="ag-sparkline-tooltip-content"></span>

The tooltip will show the Y value of the hovered item in the Content section of the tooltip, and the X value (if it exists) is displayed in the Title section of the tooltip. Both of these sections are inline elements.

See the screenshots below for illustrations of these two cases.

Tooltip without the title element
No Title
Tooltip with a title element
With Title

Tooltip Data

Tooltip Renderer

The tooltips can be customised using a tooltip renderer function supplied to the tooltip options as shown below:

sparklineOptions: {
    tooltip: {
        renderer: tooltipRenderer // Add tooltip renderer callback function to customise tooltip styles and content
  • The renderer is a callback function which receives data values associated with the highlighted data point.
  • It returns an object with the content and title properties containing plain text that is used for the Content and Title sections of the tooltip.
  • Alternatively, the renderer function could return a string representing HTML content, which can be used to provide completely Custom Tooltips.

Here's an example renderer function.

const tooltipRenderer = (params) => {
    const { yValue, xValue } = params;
    return {
        title: new Date(xValue).toLocaleDateString(), // formats date X values
        content: yValue.toFixed(1), // format Y number values

The following example demonstrates the results of the tooltip renderer above. Note that:

  • The renderer function sets the tooltip content to render Y values formatted with 1 digit after the decimal point.
  • The title of the tooltips is set to X values provided in the params formatted using the toLocaleString() method. This is optional because if X values are provided in the data, they will be formatted and displayed in the tooltip title by default.

Accessing Row Data

It is possible to display data from other columns of the current row in the sparkline tooltip. This access is provideded by the input parameter supplied to the Tooltip Renderer, which includes a context object with a data property containing the row data.

The following snippet shows how values from the Symbol column can be shown in the tooltip title:

const tooltipRenderer = (params) => {
    const { context } = params;
    return {
        title:, // sets title of tooltips to the value for the 'symbol' field

The following example demonstrates the above tooltip renderer.

Tooltip Styles

The renderer function can return style attributes including color, backgroundColor and opacity for the tooltip as shown below:

const tooltipRenderer = (params) => {
    return {
        // sets styles for tooltip
        color: 'white',
        backgroundColor: 'rgb(78,78,255)',
        opacity: 0.7,

The following example demonstrates the results of the tooltip styles configured via the tooltip renderer above.

More styling can be applied using the CSS class selector to select the tooltip HTML elements with the following class attributes: ag-sparkline-tooltip, ag-sparkline-tooltip-title, ag-sparkline-tooltip-content, and modifying the style definitions in a stylesheet file.

This is shown in the example below. Note that:

  • The default tooltip template is used and the style definitions are overriden in the styles.css file.

Tooltip Container and Offset

The tooltip position relative to the mouse cursor can be modified using the xOffset and yOffset properties in tooltip options as shown below:

sparklineOptions: {
    tooltip: {
            xOffset: 0, // positions tooltip 0px to the right of the top left of the mouse cursor
            yOffset: 20, // positions tooltip 20px down from the top left of the mouse cursor

By default the tooltip is confined to the length of the sparkline cell, which can be changed by providing a container HTML element to allow the tooltip to overflow the cell.

In the snippet below, the tooltip container has been configured to be the document.body which allows the tooltip to be positioned anywhere within the <body> node of the current document.

sparklineOptions: {
    tooltip: {
        container: document.body, // confines the tooltip to the document body node instead of the sparkline cell

Here's a live example to demonstrate the configuration above.

  • Note that the tooltip is now positioned underneath the mouse cursor as xOffset is set to 0px and yOffset to 20px.
  • The effect of the tooltip container configuration is that the tooltip will not flip to the left of the mouse cursor when it reaches the end of the sparkline cell width, instead it will only flip if the tooltip position surpasses the document body element's width.

Custom Tooltip

Instead of having the tooltip renderer return an object with title and content strings to be used in the default tooltip template, you can return a string with completely custom markup that will override the template.

We could use the following tooltip renderer to return custom HTML for the sparkline tooltip:

const tooltipRenderer = (params) => {
  const { yValue, context } = params;
  return `<div class='my-custom-tooltip my-custom-tooltip-arrow'>
              <div class='tooltip-title'>${}</div>
              <div class='tooltip-content'>
                <div>Change: ${yValue}</div>
                <div>Volume: ${}</div>

The tooltip renderer function receives the params object as a single parameter. The xValue and yValue for the highlighted data point as well as the reference to the raw datum element from the sparkline data array is provided in the params object.

Other row data is provided in the object inside the params object. You can process the raw values in the params object however you like before using them as a part of the returned HTML string.

The effect of applying the tooltip renderer from the snippet above can be seen in the example below.

Note that:

  • The structure of the returned DOM is up to you.
  • In this example the value of the title comes from which is the value for the Symbol column for the given row.
  • The elements have custom CSS class attributes, but the default class names can also be used so that the tooltip gets the default styling.
  • The styles for the elements are defined in the external styles.css file.





Next Up

Continue to the next section to learn about: Sparkline Points of Interest.