Getting Started

This section will help you build your first chart from scratch, in under 15 mins, and then extend to include more functionality.

In the first section, you will learn the following:

  • Start with a simple Column 2D chart, and learn the syntax to build a chart using JSON data.

  • Build a gauge (speedometer chart).

  • Build a data-driven US map.

  • Learn how to change the size of chart both at initialization and dynamically through the API.

  • Use FusionCharts Suite XT theme files to control look and feel of all charts within your application.

  • Create a dashboard with a chart, gauge and a map.

  • Learn how to use the XML data format provided by FusionCharts Suite XT. Although widely in use, XML is relatively slower when compared to JSON when it comes to rendering charts using FusionCharts Suite XT.

In the next section, you will:

  • Learn how to create other charts types like multi-series (clustered), stacked and combination charts.

  • This will be followed by charts having both x-axis and y-axis as numeric, namely bubble and scatter (or XY plot).

  • For plotting large amount of data points on a single chart, the zoom line chart is the best option, which will be covered next.

  • Thereafter, you will learn how to create 3D charts.

  • Finally, you will build real-time charts that update themselves every n-seconds.

In the final section, you will learn:

  • How to add drill-down capability to your charts.

  • Enable exporting of chart as image or PDF.

  • Listen to various JavaScript events raised by the chart.

Let’s get started with your first chart.