# Integration

Chart.js can be integrated with plain JavaScript or with different module loaders. The examples below show how to load Chart.js in different systems.

# Script Tag

<script src="path/to/chartjs/dist/chart.js"></script>
<script>
    const myChart = new Chart(ctx, {...});
</script>

# Common JS

const Chart = require('chart.js');
const myChart = new Chart(ctx, {...});

# Bundlers (Webpack, Rollup, etc.)

Chart.js 3 is tree-shakeable, so it is necessary to import and register the controllers, elements, scales and plugins you are going to use.

For all available imports see the example below.

import {
  Chart,
  ArcElement,
  LineElement,
  BarElement,
  PointElement,
  BarController,
  BubbleController,
  DoughnutController,
  LineController,
  PieController,
  PolarAreaController,
  RadarController,
  ScatterController,
  CategoryScale,
  LinearScale,
  LogarithmicScale,
  RadialLinearScale,
  TimeScale,
  TimeSeriesScale,
  Decimation,
  Filler,
  Legend,
  Title,
  Tooltip,
  SubTitle
} from 'chart.js';
Chart.register(
  ArcElement,
  LineElement,
  BarElement,
  PointElement,
  BarController,
  BubbleController,
  DoughnutController,
  LineController,
  PieController,
  PolarAreaController,
  RadarController,
  ScatterController,
  CategoryScale,
  LinearScale,
  LogarithmicScale,
  RadialLinearScale,
  TimeScale,
  TimeSeriesScale,
  Decimation,
  Filler,
  Legend,
  Title,
  Tooltip,
  SubTitle
);
const myChart = new Chart(ctx, {...});

A short registration format is also available to quickly register everything.

import { Chart, registerables } from 'chart.js';
Chart.register(...registerables);

And finally there is an separate path to do just the above for you, in one line:

import Chart from 'chart.js/auto';

# Helper functions

If you want to use the helper functions, you will need to import these separately from the helpers package and use them as stand-alone functions.

Example of Converting Events to Data Values using bundlers.

import Chart from 'chart.js/auto';
import { getRelativePosition } from 'chart.js/helpers';
const chart = new Chart(ctx, {
  type: 'line',
  data: data,
  options: {
    onClick: (e) => {
      const canvasPosition = getRelativePosition(e, chart);
      // Substitute the appropriate scale IDs
      const dataX = chart.scales.x.getValueForPixel(canvasPosition.x);
      const dataY = chart.scales.y.getValueForPixel(canvasPosition.y);
    }
  }
});

# Require JS

Important: RequireJS can not load CommonJS module as is (opens new window), so be sure to require one of the UMD builds instead (i.e. dist/chart.js, dist/chart.min.js, etc.).

require(['path/to/chartjs/dist/chart.min.js'], function(Chart){
    const myChart = new Chart(ctx, {...});
});

Note: in order to use the time scale, you need to make sure one of the available date adapters (opens new window) and corresponding date library are fully loaded after requiring Chart.js. For this you can use nested requires:

require(['chartjs'], function(Chart) {
    require(['moment'], function() {
        require(['chartjs-adapter-moment'], function() {
            new Chart(ctx, {...});
        });
    });
});
Last Updated: 10/16/2021, 7:55:14 PM