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Show Chart Category Axis Labels on Multiple Lines


Product Progress® Kendo UI® Chart for jQuery
Operating System Windows 10 64bit
Visual Studio Version Visual Studio 2017
Preferred Language JavaScript


How can I display long labels in a Kendo UI Chart and make the content look more compact and better organized?


It is possible to break the content of the Chart labels into multiple lines.

The following example demonstrates how to insert newline symbols in the Category Axis labels to achieve this behavior.

    <div id="chart"></div>
      var data = [{
        value: 1,
        category: "Category Foo"
        value: 2,
        category: "Category Bar"
      }, {
        value: 3,
        category: "Category Baz"

        dataSource: {
          data: data
        series: [{
          type: "column",
          name: "Series Name",
          field: "value"
        categoryAxis: {
          field: "category",
          labels: {
            template: labelTemplate

      function labelTemplate(e) {
        return e.value.split(" ").join("\n");

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