How to add charts in Laravel using Chart JS ?

By Hardik Savani March 19, 2022 Category : Laravel Chart JS

If you need to see example of laravel chartjs. it's simple example of laravel chartjs ajax example. if you have question about how to create chart in laravel then I will give simple example with solution. In this article, we will implement a how to use chartjs in laravel.

you can simply use Line Charts, Bar Charts, Pie Charts, Area Charts, etc using chartjs js. you can use this example with laravel 6, laravel 7, laravel 8 and laravel 9 version as well.

Chartjs is a js library, this library through we can use bar chart, line chart, area chart, column chart, etc. chartjs is a open-source chart library. chartjs also provide several theme and graph that way you can use more chart from here : chartjs Site.

In this example, we will create some dummy users records and then we will display a line chart with all months of current years. so let's follow the below step and add a chart in your laravel app.

Step 1: Install Laravel

This is optional; however, if you have not created the laravel app, then you may go ahead and execute the below command:

composer create-project laravel/laravel example-app

Step 2: Create Route

first of all we will create simple route for creating simple line chart. so let's add simple routes as like bellow:

routes/web.php

<?php

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;

use App\Http\Controllers\ChartJSController;

/*

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------

| Web Routes

|--------------------------------------------------------------------------

|

| Here is where you can register web routes for your application. These

| routes are loaded by the RouteServiceProvider within a group which

| contains the "web" middleware group. Now create something great!

|

*/

Route::get('chart', [ChartJSController::class, 'index']);

Step 3: Create Controller

Here, we will create new controller as ChartJSController. so let's add bellow code on that controller file.

app/Http/Controllers/ChartJSController.php

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

use App\Models\User;

use DB;

class ChartJSController extends Controller

{

/**

* Write code on Method

*

* @return response()

*/

public function index()

{

$users = User::select(DB::raw("COUNT(*) as count"), DB::raw("MONTHNAME(created_at) as month_name"))

->whereYear('created_at', date('Y'))

->groupBy(DB::raw("Month(created_at)"))

->pluck('count', 'month_name');

$labels = $users->keys();

$data = $users->values();

return view('chart', compact('labels', 'data'));

}

}

Step 4: Create Blade File:

here, we need to create blade file and in this blade file we use highchart js and use their code.

resources/views/chart.blade.php

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html>

<head>

<title>Laravel ChartJS Chart Example - ItSolutionStuff.com</title>

</head>

<body>

<h1>Laravel ChartJS Chart Example - ItSolutionStuff.com</h1>

<canvas id="myChart" height="100px"></canvas>

</body>

<script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.6.0/jquery.min.js" ></script>

<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/chart.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">

var labels = {{ Js::from($labels) }};

var users = {{ Js::from($data) }};

const data = {

labels: labels,

datasets: [{

label: 'My First dataset',

backgroundColor: 'rgb(255, 99, 132)',

borderColor: 'rgb(255, 99, 132)',

data: users,

}]

};

const config = {

type: 'line',

data: data,

options: {}

};

const myChart = new Chart(

document.getElementById('myChart'),

config

);

</script>

</html>

Step 5: Create Dummy Records:

Here, we need to add some dummy records on users table as monthly wise.

you can create dummy records using laravel tinker command as bellow:

php artisan tinker

User::factory()->count(30)->create()

You need to create users on each month with created date as like bellow screen shot:

Run Laravel App:

All the required steps have been done, now you have to type the given below command and hit enter to run the Laravel app:

php artisan serve

Now, Go to your web browser, type the given URL and view the app output:

http://localhost:8000/chart

Output:

I hope it can help you...