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Step Charts

Step charts contain multiple sets of data. A step chart steps between the points of data, resembling steps. Each data series (created with the addColumns() method) is defined with a new instance of the MultiValueColumn object, which takes an ID and a set of values. Follow these steps to configure your portlet to use step charts.

  1. Import the chart taglib along with the StepChartConfig and MultiValueColumn classes into your bundle’s init.jsp file:

    <%@ taglib prefix="chart" uri="http://liferay.com/tld/chart" %>
    <%@ page import="com.liferay.frontend.taglib.chart.model.point.step.StepChartConfig" %>
    <%@ page import="com.liferay.frontend.taglib.chart.model.MultiValueColumn" %>
    
  2. Add the following Java scriptlet to the top of your view.jsp:

    <%
    StepChartConfig _stepChartConfig = new StepChartConfig();
    
    _stepChartConfig.addColumns(
      new MultiValueColumn("data1", 100, 20, 30),
      new MultiValueColumn("data2", 20, 70, 100));
    }
    %>
    
  3. Add the <chart> taglib to the view.jsp, passing the _stepChartConfig as the config attribute’s value:

    <chart:step
      config="<%= _stepChartConfig %>"
    />
    

A step chart steps between the points of data, resembling steps.

You can also use an area step chart if you prefer. An area step chart highlights the area covered by a step graph.

<chart:area-step 
  config="<%= _stepChartConfig %>" 
/>

An area step chart highlights the area covered by a step graph.

Awesome! Now you know how to create step charts for your apps.