Series General Information and Compatibility

Your project might require you to use multiple series in a single Kendo UI Chart.

However, each Chart series type has specifics of its own, like the number of values that define a single series data point, the field names supported by the series and whether or not a given series has point markers.

Additionally, not all series types can be combined in a single Chart plot area. The main indicator for series compatibility is the type of axes the series use to display their values. For example, specific categorical series rely on a single category and a single value axis (Line, Bar, Area), XY series use x and y axes (Scatter, Scatter Line, Bubble), and so on.

Another indicator of series compatibility is the direction of the series—for example, you cannot combine Column and Bar series, or Column and Vertical Line series. Some series have a specific layout that cannot be combined with any other series type.

The following table lists the series types supported by the Chart together with their main properties. It also demonstrates the series compatibility with each other.

Series Values per Point Field Names Number of Series Has Markers Compatible Series Types
Area 1 field, categoryField, errorLowField, errorHighField, noteTextField, colorField (colors only the markers ) 1 or more yes Area, Column, Line, Bullet, Candlestick, Box Plot, Range Column, Range Area, Waterfall
Bar 1 field, categoryField, colorField, errorLowField, errorHighField, noteTextField 1 or more no Bar, Vertical Area, Vertical Line, Vertical Range Area
BoxPlot 7 q1Field, q3Field, lowerField, upperField, medianField, meanField, outliersField, colorField 1 or more no Area, BoxPlot, Line, Range Area
Bubble 3 xField, yField, sizeField, categoryField, colorField, xErrorLowField, xErrorHighField, yErrorLowField, yErrorHighField, noteTextField 1 or more no Bubble, Scatter, Scatter Line
Bullet 2 currentField, targetField, categoryField, colorField, noteTextField 1 or more no Vertical Area, Bullet, Vertical Line, Vertical Range Area
Candlestick 4 openField, closeField, highField, lowField, colorField, downColorField 1 or more no Area, Candlestick, Line, Range Area
Column 1 field, categoryField, colorField, errorLowField, errorHighField, noteTextField 1 or more no Area, Column, Line, Range Area
Donut 1 field, categoryField, explodeField, colorField 1 or more no Donut
Funnel 1 field, categoryField, colorField 1 no none
Horizontal Waterfall 1 field, summaryField, categoryField, colorField, noteTextField 1 no Vertical Area, Vertical Line, Vertical Range Area
Line 1 field, categoryField, errorLowField, errorHighField, noteTextField, colorField (colors only the markers ) 1 or more yes Area, Column, Bullet, Candlestick, Box Plot, Range Column, Range Area, Waterfall
Ohlc 4 openField, closeField, highField, lowField, colorField, downColorField 1 or more no Area, Line, Ohlc, Range Area
Pie 1 field, categoryField, explodeField, colorField 1 no none
Polar Area 2 xField, yField, colorField (colors only the markers ) 1 or more yes Polar Area, Polar Line, Polar Scatter
Polar Line 2 xField, yField, colorField (colors only the markers ) 1 or more yes Polar Area, Polar Line, Polar Scatter
Polar Scatter 2 xField, yField, colorField (colors only the markers ) 1 or more yes Polar Area, Polar Line, Polar Scatter
Radar Area 1 field, categoryField, colorField (colors only the markers ) 1 or more yes Radar Area, Radar Column, Radar Line
Radar Column 1 field, categoryField 1 or more no Radar Area, Radar Column, Radar Line
Radar Line 1 field, categoryField, colorField (colors only the markers ) 1 or more yes Radar Area, Radar Column, Radar Line
Range Area 2 fromField, toField, categoryField, colorField (colors only the markers ) 1 or more yes Area, Box Plot, Bullet, Candlestick, Column, Line, Ohlc, Range Area, Range Column
Range Bar 2 fromField, toField, categoryField, noteTextField, colorField 1 or more no Range Bar, Vertical Area, Vertical Line, Vertical Range Area
Range Column 2 fromField, toField, categoryField, noteTextField, colorField 1 or more no Area, Line, Range Area, Range Column
Scatter 2 xField, yField, colorField, noteTextField, xErrorLowField, xErrorHighField, yErrorLowField, yErrorHighField 1 or more yes Bubble, Scatter, Scatter Line
Scatter Line 2 xField, yField, noteTextField, xErrorLowField, xErrorHighField, yErrorLowField, yErrorHighField, colorField (colors only the markers) 1 or more yes Bubble, Scatter, Scatter Line
Vertical Area 1 field, categoryField, errorLowField, errorHighField, noteTextField, colorField (colors only the markers ) 1 or more yes Bar, Bullet, Horizontal Waterfall, Range Bar, Vertical Range Area, Vertical Box Plot, Vertical Line
Vertical Box Plot 7 q1Field, q3Field, lowerField, upperField, medianField, meanField, outliersField, colorField 1 or more no Vertical Area, Vertical Box Plot, Vertical Line, Vertical Range Area
Vertical Bullet 2 currentField, targetField, categoryField, colorfield, noteTextField 1 or more no Area, Line, Range Area, Vertical Bullet
Vertical Line 1 field, categoryField, errorLowField, errorHighField, noteTextField, colorField (colors only the markers ) 1 or more yes Bar, Bullet, Horizontal Waterfall, Range Bar, Vertical Area, Vertical Box Plot, Vertical Line, Vertical Range Area
Vertical Range Area 2 fromField, toField, categoryField, colorField (colors only the markers ) 1 or more yes Bar, Bullet, Horizontal Waterfall, Range Bar, Vertical Area, Vertical Box Plot, Vertical Range Area
Waterfall 1 field, summaryField, categoryField, colorField, noteTextField 1 no Area, Line, Waterfall

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