Category Cartesian Axis

The category scale will be familiar to those who have used v1.0. Labels are drawn from one of the label arrays included in the chart data. If only data.labels is defined, this will be used. If data.xLabels is defined and the axis is horizontal, this will be used. Similarly, if data.yLabels is defined and the axis is vertical, this property will be used. Using both xLabels and yLabels together can create a chart that uses strings for both the X and Y axes.

Tick Configuration Options

The category scale provides the following options for configuring tick marks. They are nested in the ticks sub object. These options extend the common tick configuration.

Name Type Default Description
min String The minimum item to display. more...
max String The maximum item to display. more...

Min Max Configuration

For both the min and max properties, the value must be in the labels array. In the example below, the x axis would only display "March" through "June".

let chart = new Chart(ctx, {
    type: 'line',
    data: {
        datasets: [{
            data: [10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60]
        labels: ['January', 'February', 'March', 'April', 'May', 'June'],
    options: {
        scales: {
            xAxes: [{
                ticks: {
                    min: 'March'

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