How to implement a column chart in React

Today we’ll show you how to implement a column chart in React using Highcharts. There are several npm react packages available to create a chart in a web application but we will use the Highcharts JS library to draw a chart in simple steps.

Let’s take a sample example to create a column chart using Highcharts in ReactJS with minimum configuration.

Implement a column chart in React

  1. Create a react application
  2. Add npm dependency
  3. Create a column chart
  4. Output

1. Create a react application

Let’s create a startup react application using the create-react-app package. Run the following command to create a react app.

2. Add npm dependency

As discussed, we will use the Highcharts to implement a column chart. Run the following command to add the dependency in react app.

3. Create a column chart

Now, we will use the chart method of the highcharts with minimum configuration to create a column chart. We will use the following options to create a chart.

Check out this link for more information about the options.

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

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

Demo & Source Code

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