How to implement a bar chart in React

In this article, we will explain to you how to implement a bar chart in React. As used in the previous article, we will use the Highcharts package to create bar chart using ReactJS.

Let’s take a simple example to create a bar chart with minimum configuration.

Implement a bar chart in React

  1. Create a react application
  2. Add highcharts npm package
  3. Create a bar chart
  4. Output

1. Create a react application

First of all, we will create a react startup application using create-react-app npm package. Run the following command to create a react application.

2. Add highcharts npm package

In the next step, we will install the Highcharts npm package to implement a bar chart. Run the following command to add the dependency in the application.

3. Create a bar chart

Now we will use the chart method of the highcharts package with minimum configuration to create a bar chart. Use the following options to create a chart.

Here, X axis and Y axis values are slightly different from the Column Chart. Check out this link for more information about the options.

Now let’s assume that we are receiving the data source from the API response. To mimic the scenario, we will use the setTimeout method to set the dataSource after 2 seconds.

App.js

Here, we used the refs to load the chart in div element.

4. Output

Run the application and check the output in the browser.

Output - How to implement a bar chart in React - Clue Mediator
Output – How to implement a bar chart in React – Clue Mediator

That’s it for today.
Thank you for reading. Happy Coding..!!

Demo & Source Code

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