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Chart.js – Creating a Chart with Multiple Lines

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To create a chart with multiple lines, we can just create a line chart that display multiple data sets.

To do that, we first start with including the Chart.js library.

Also, we add the moment.js library for formatting dates, and a canvas element for Chart.js to render the chart in.

We do that by writing:

<script src='https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/Chart.js/2.9.3/Chart.min.js'></script>
<script src='https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/moment.js/2.24.0/moment.min.js'></script>

<canvas id="multipleLineChart" width="400" height="400"></canvas>

Next, we create our chart with multiple lines by writing the following:

const ctx = document.getElementById('multipleLineChart').getContext('2d');

const chart = new Chart(ctx, {
  type: 'line',
  data: {
    labels: [
      moment(new Date(2020, 2, 1)).format('YYYY-MM-DD'),
      moment(new Date(2020, 2, 2)).format('YYYY-MM-DD'),
      moment(new Date(2020, 2, 3)).format('YYYY-MM-DD')
    ],
    datasets: [{
        label: '# of Red Votes',
        data: [12, 18, 22],
        borderWidth: 1,
        fill: false,
        borderColor: 'red'
      },
      {
        label: '# of Green Votes',
        data: [12, 2, 13],
        borderWidth: 1,
        fill: false,
        borderColor: 'green'
      }
    ]
  },
  options: {
    scales: {
      yAxes: [{
        ticks: {
          beginAtZero: true
        }
      }]
    }
  }
});

We set the type property to 'line' to display line charts.

Then we have the labels property to display the labels for the x-axis.

In the datasets property, we set the value to an array.

The array has the data property to set the y-axis value for where the dot is displayed.

We set the fill property to false so that we don’t get any filling between the line and the x-axis.

borderColor has the color value of the line. We set one to 'red' and the other to 'green'.

In the options property, we set the beginAtZero property to true so that the y-axis begins at zero.

Once we write that code, we get a chart with multiple lines with one being red and the other being green.

It looks like:

https://thewebdev.info/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/multiplelines.png

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