Data Markers

Data markers are used to provide information about the data point to the user. You can add a shape and label to adorn each data point.

Add Shapes

You can add shapes to any chart types but they are often used with line, area and spline series to indicate each data point. It is highlighted when you hover the mouse on the shape.

Shapes can be added to the chart by enabling the visible option of the marker property. There are different shapes you can add to the chart by using the shape option such as rectangle, circle, diamond etc.

The following code example explains on how to enable series marker and add shapes,

  • html
  • <ej-chart id="chartcontainer">
         <e-seriescollection>
            <e-series [marker.visible]="true" marker.shape="diamond"> </e-series>
            <e-series [marker.visible]="true" marker.shape="Triangle"> </e-series>
            <e-series [marker.visible]="true" marker.shape="Hexagon"> </e-series>
         </e-seriescollection>
    </ej-chart>

    Marker Shapes

    Add image as marker

    Apart from the shapes, you can also add images to mark the data point by using the imageUrl option.

    The following code example illustrates this,

  • html
  • <ej-chart id="chartcontainer">
         <e-seriescollection>
            <e-series marker.shape="image"  marker.imageUrl="sun_annotation.png"
                                  [marker.size.width]=20 [marker.size.height]=20>
      	    </e-series>
         </e-seriescollection>
    </ej-chart>

    Marker Image

    Add labels

    Data label can be added to a chart series by enabling the visible property in the dataLabel option. The labels appear at the top of the data point, by default.

    The following code example shows how to enable data label and set its horizontal and vertical text alignment.

  • html
  • <ej-chart id="chartcontainer">
         <e-seriescollection>
            <e-series marker.horizontalTextAlignment="center"  
                     marker.verticalTextAlignment="far.png">
       	    </e-series>
         </e-seriescollection>
    </ej-chart>

    Marker Alignment

    Label content can be formatted by using the template option. Inside the template, you can add the placeholder text “point.x” and “point.y” to display corresponding data points x & y value.

    You can adorn the labels with background shapes by setting shape option.

    The following code example shows how to add background shapes and set template to data label.

  • html
  • <div id="template">
         <div id="left">
    	<img src="../images/chart/icon_investments.png"/>
         </div>
         <div id="right">
              <div id="point">#point.y#%</div>
         </div>
    </div>
    
    <ej-chart id="chartcontainer">
         <e-seriescollection>
              <e-series [marker.dataLabel.visible]="true" marker.dataLabel.template="template">
              </e-series>
              <e-series [marker.dataLabel.visible]="true" marker.dataLabel.shape="rectangle">
              </e-series>
              <e-series [marker.dataLabel.visible]="true"></e-series>
         </e-seriescollection>
    </ej-chart>

    DataLabel

    The appearance of the labels can be customized by using the font and offset options. The offset option is used to move the labels vertically. Also, labels can be rotated by using the rotate option.

    The following code example shows how to rotate data label text and customize the font.

  • html
  • <ej-chart id="chartcontainer">
         <e-seriescollection>
            <e-series [marker.dataLabel.angle]=300 [marker.dataLabel.offset]=15
              [marker.dataLabel.font]="{ color: 'black', size:'13px' }"></e-series>
         </e-seriescollection>
    </ej-chart>

    DataLabel Customization

    You can position the label to the top, center or bottom position of the segment by using the textPosition option for the chart types such as column, bar, stacked bar, stacked column, 100% stacked bar, 100% stacked column, candle and OHLC.

    The following code example shows how to set textPosition to display data label in the middle of the column rectangle.

  • html
  • <ej-chart id="chartcontainer">
         <e-seriescollection>
            <!-- Place the datalabel text position in the centre of the rectangle-->
            <e-series marker.dataLabel.textPosition="middle"></e-series>
         </e-seriescollection>
    </ej-chart>

    DataLabel Position

    The label can be positioned inside or outside the perimeter of the series by using the labelPosition option for the chart types such as Pie and Doughnut, .

    The following code example shows how to set the labelPosition,

  • html
  • <ej-chart id="chartcontainer">
         <e-seriescollection>
            <e-series type="doughnut" labelPosition="outside" [marker.dataLabel.visible]="true"
                                                             marker.dataLabel.shape="rectangle">
             <e-points>
    		       <e-point x="India" [y]="24" text='India 24%'></e-point>
    		       <e-point x="Japan" [y]="25"  text='Japan 25%'></e-point>
    		       <e-point x="Australia" [y]="20" text='Australia 20%'></e-point>
    		       <e-point x="USA" [y]="35" text='USA 35%'></e-point>
    		       <e-point x="China" [y]="23" text='China 23%'></e-point>
    		       <e-point x="Germany" [y]="27" text='Germany 27%'></e-point>
    		       <e-point x="France" [y]="22" text='France 22%'></e-point>
             </e-points>
    	    </e-series>
         </e-seriescollection>
       </ej-chart>

    Pie and Doughnut LabelPosition

    The following screenshot displays the labels when the labelPosition is set as inside position.

    Inside LabelPosition

    The following screenshot displays the labels when the labelPosition is set as outsideExtended position.

    OutsideExtended LabelPosition

    The label can be wrapped for pie, doughnut, funnel, and pyramid series by setting the enableWrap property.

  • html
  • <ej-chart id="chartcontainer">
         <e-seriescollection>
            <!-- enable wrap and set the maximumLabelWidth of the data label -->
            <e-series type="doughnut" [marker.dataLabel.visible]="true" 
            [marker.dataLabel.enableWrap]="true" [marker.dataLabel.maximumLabelWidth]=32>
              <e-points>
    	   	         <!-- add point here -->
              </e-points>
      	    </e-series>
         </e-seriescollection>
    </ej-chart>

    Label Wrap

    Contrast Color for the data label

    To change the contrast color for the data label, you can set the enableContrastColor as true in the dataLabel property of the chart series.

    When we enable this property, the data label text will be rendered in contrast color based on the segment on which it is placed.
    If the data label is placed inside the data points segment, then that particular point’s color is taken. Else the chart area or chart background color is considered for deriving the contrast color.

  • html
  • <ej-chart id="chartcontainer">
         <e-seriescollection>
            <!-- Set the saturation color to datalabel text -->
            <e-series [marker.dataLabel.visible]="true" 
            [marker.dataLabel.enableContrastColor]="true">
              <e-points>
    	   	         <!-- add point here -->
              </e-points>
      	    </e-series>
         </e-seriescollection>
    </ej-chart>

    Customize specific points

    By using the ejChart, you can also customize the individual/specific markers with different colors, shapes and also with different images.

    There are two ways to achieve this based on how the data is fed to the series.

    When the data is provided by using the points option, you can add marker for each data point or specific point by using the marker option as illustrated in the following code example.

  • ts
  • this.marker1 = {
        //Enable and customize the data label for a point
        dataLabel: {
            visible: true,
            offset: -10,
            shape: "upArrow", font: { color: "white", size: '11px' },
            margin: { left: 15, right: 15, top: 10, bottom: 10 },
            fill: "green"
        }
    };
    this.marker2 = {
        //Enable and customize the data label for a point
        dataLabel: {
            visible: true,
            offset: -22,
            verticalTextAlignment: 'near',
            shape: "downArrow", font: { color: "white", size: '11px' },
            margin: { left: 15, right: 15, top: 10, bottom: 10 },
            fill: "red"
        }
    };
  • html
  • <ej-chart id="chartcontainer">
         <e-seriescollection>
            <e-series>
             <e-points>
              <e-point x="Jan" [y]="35"></e-point>
    		      <e-point x="Feb" [y]="28"></e-point>
    		      <e-point x="Mar" [y]="34"></e-point>
    		      <e-point x="Apr" [y]="32"></e-point>
                  <e-point x="May" [y]="40"></e-point>
                  <e-point x="Jun" [y]="32"></e-point>
                  <e-point x="Jul" [y]="35"></e-point>
                  <e-point x="Aug" [y]="55" [marker]="marker1"></e-point>
    		      <e-point x="Sep" [y]="38"></e-point>
    		      <e-point x="Oct" [y]="30"></e-point>
    		      <e-point x="Nov" [y]="25" [marker]="marker2"></e-point>
    		      <e-point x="Dec" [y]="32" ></e-point>
             </e-points>
    	    </e-series>
         </e-seriescollection>
       </ej-chart>

    Points Customization

    When the data is bound to the series by using the dataSource option, you can customize the points in the seriesRendering event as illustrated in the following code example,

  • html
  • <ej-chart id="chartcontainer" (seriesRendering)="onSeriesRender($event)">
         <e-seriescollection>
             <e-series [dataSource]="chartData" xName="month" yName="sales">
    	       </e-series>
        </e-seriescollection>
    </ej-chart>
  • javascript
  • //Define the seriesRendering client side event
    
    function onSeriesRender(sender) {
    
    
        //Enable and customize the dataLabel for a point using event
    
        sender.data.series.points[7].marker = {
            dataLabel: {
                visible: true,
                offset: -10,
                shape: "upArrow", font: { color: "white", size: '11px' },
                margin: { left: 15, right: 15, top: 10, bottom: 10 },
                fill: "green"
            }
        };
    
        sender.data.series.points[10].marker = {
            //Enable and customize the dataLabel for a point using event
            dataLabel: {
                visible: true,
                offset: -22,
                verticalTextAlignment: 'near',
                shape: "downArrow", font: { color: "white", size: '11px' },
                margin: { left: 15, right: 15, top: 10, bottom: 10 },
                fill: "red"
            }
        };
    }

    Point DataLabel

    Connect Line

    This feature is used to connect label and data point by using a line. It can be enabled only for Pie, Doughnut, Pyramid and Funnel chart types. Connector line types can be set as bezier or line by using the type option.

    The following code example illustrates this,

  • ts
  • this.dataMarker = {
        dataLabel: {
            visible: true,
            // Set connector line type and customize the color,
            connectorLine: { type: 'bezier', color: 'black' }
            // ...
        }
    };
  • html
  • <ej-chart id="chartcontainer">
         <e-seriescollection>
            <e-series labelPosition='outsideExtended' [marker]="dataMarker">
    	      </e-series>
         </e-seriescollection>
    </ej-chart>

    DataLabel Connector Line

    Smart labels

    Overlapping of the labels can be avoided by enabling the enableSmartLabels property. The default value is true for accumulation type series and false for other series types.

    The following code example shows how to enable smart labels,

  • ts
  • this.dataMarker = {
        dataLabel:{
                visible: true,
                shape: 'none',
                connectorLine: { type: 'bezier', color: 'black' },
                font: { size: '14px' }
        }};
  • html
  • <ej-chart id="chartcontainer">
         <e-seriescollection>
            <e-series [enableSmartLabels]='true' [marker]="dataMarker">
       	    </e-series>
         </e-seriescollection>
    </ej-chart>

    Smart Labels