Data Series

You can plot one or more data series of a specified type in the Kendo UI Chart.

Getting Started

To define the data series, add them to the series array.

The following example demonstrates how to define two Bar series that are bound to inline data.

$("#chart").kendoChart({
    series: [{
        type: "bar",
        name: "World",
        data: [15.7, 16.7, 20, 23.5, 26.6]
    }, {
        type: "bar",
        name: "United States",
        data: [67.96, 68.93, 75, 74, 78]
    }],
    categoryAxis: {
        categories: [2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009]
    }
});

Applying Default Options

To specify the options that will be applied to all series, use seriesDefaults.

Options for individual series take precedence over the options that are specified in seriesDefaults.

$("#chart").kendoChart({
    seriesDefaults: {
        type: "bar"
    },
    series: [{
        name: "World",
        data: [15.7, 16.7, 20, 23.5, 26.6]
    }, {
        name: "United States",
        data: [67.96, 68.93, 75, 74, 78]
    }],
    categoryAxis: {
        categories: [2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009]
    }
});

You can also define default options for all series of a specified type.

$("#chart").kendoChart({
    seriesDefaults: {
        type: "bar",
        bar: {
            color: "#f00"
        }
    },
    series: [{
        name: "World",
        data: [15.7, 16.7, 20, 23.5, 26.6]
    }, {
        name: "United States",
        data: [67.96, 68.93, 75, 74, 78]
    }],
    categoryAxis: {
        categories: [2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009]
    }
});

Combining Data Series

You can display series of different types in a single chart.

Known Limitations

  • The Kendo UI Chart can contain either Bar or Column series but not both of them.
  • A Pie series cannot be used with other series including other Pie series.
  • Scatter and Scatter Line series cannot be used together with other series.

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