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Usage

The chart module allows to replace data from an existing chart.

It supports :

  • Microsoft Word (.docx format)
  • Microsoft Powerpoint (.pptx format)
  • Microsoft Excel (.xlsx format), if you also have access to the xlsx module.

To use the module, you need to create a chart inside your document.

The paragraph after the chart should contain a tag starting with a $ sign, such as {$chart2} :

Input chart

Then, in your code, you can write :

const ChartModule = require("docxtemplater-chart-module");

const doc = new Docxtemplater(zip, {
    modules: [new ChartModule({})],
});

doc.render({
    title: "The lorem chart",
    chart2: {
        categories: ["5th Qtr", "6th Qtr", "7th Qtr", "8th Qtr"],
        series: [{ data: [130, 20, 40, 10] }],
    },
});

Output chart

Another way to tag a given chart is to write the tag {$chart1} inside the title of a given chart, like this :

Input chart|Input chart

The same mechanism works with bar charts, area charts, radar charts.

Scatterplot charts

For scatterplot charts, each data point has an "x" and a "y" value (and optionnally a size).

To fill in the data, the data structure is different from other charts.

Use this type of data in your code for scatterplot charts :

doc.render({
    chart: {
        series: [
            {
                data: [
                    { x: 1, y: 100, size: 2 },
                    { x: 10, y: 40, size: 1 },
                    { x: 10, y: 33, size: 4 },
                    { x: 30, y: 22, size: 5 },
                ],
            },
        ],
    },
});

Sunburst charts

For sunburst charts, the data is recursive.

To fill in the data, the data structure is different from other charts.

Use this type of data in your code for sunburst charts :

doc.render({
    chart: {
        categories: [
            {
                name: "Drinks",
                categories: [
                    {
                        name: "Water",
                        value: 11,
                    },
                    {
                        name: "Hot chocolate",
                        value: 13,
                    },
                ],
            },
            {
                name: "Food",
                categories: [
                    {
                        name: "Cake",
                        value: 15,
                    },
                    {
                        name: "Ice cream",
                        value: 5,
                    },
                ],
            },
        ],
    },
});

All levels that contain multiple elements must declare categories, and the final node values should contain the name and value (integer) property.

It will generate following chart :

Generated sunburst chart
Generated sunburst chart

Categories with dates

If your x-Axis contains values that are actually dates, then, you'll also have to pass those values as dates to your data structure, like this :

function utc(y, m, d) {
    return new Date(Date.UTC(y, m, d));
}

doc.render({
    chart1: {
        categories: [
            utc(2017, 0, 13),
            utc(2017, 0, 14),
            utc(2017, 0, 15),
            utc(2017, 0, 16),
            utc(2017, 0, 17),
            utc(2017, 0, 18),
            utc(2017, 0, 19),
        ],
        series: [
            {
                title: "Serie 001",
                data: [1, 1, 4, "", 6, {}, 7.4],
            },
            {
                title: "Serie 002",
                data: [1, 2, 3, 4, 4, new Date(), 6.4],
            },
        ],
    },
});

Changing chart styles

You can also change the style of the generated charts.

At the current time, you can change the color of the title of the chart like this :

doc.render({
    chart: {
        styles: {
            title: {
                color: "#df3fd3",
            },
        },
        categories: ["A1", "B2", "C3", "D4"],
        data: [100, 200, 45, 40],
    },
});

Options

It is possible to configure some options to change the categoryAxis ad the valueAxis, for example to change the text shown on the axis, it is possible to use the following options :

const ChartModule = require("docxtemplater-chart-module");
const doc = new Docxtemplater(zip, {
    modules: [new ChartModule({})],
});

doc.render({
    chart: {
        categories: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6],
        series: [
            {
                title: "Serie A",
                data: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6],
            },
        ],
        options: {
            categoryAxis: {
                tickLabelSkip: 15,
            },
            valueAxis: {
                majorUnit: 25,
            },
        },
    },
});

will render the following :

Output chart with custom axis distance
Output chart with custom axis distance

With the options, it is also possible to change the numFmt, which for example allows to replace "$" by "€" in your chart, like this :

const ChartModule = require("docxtemplater-chart-module");
const doc = new Docxtemplater(zip, {
    modules: [new ChartModule({})],
});

doc.render({
    chart: {
        options: {
            valueAxis: {
                numFmt: (formatCode) => {
                    return formatCode.replace(/\$/g, "€");
                },
            },
        },
    },
});

CHANGELOG

3.12.4

Update to allow to change numFmt of charts, which allows to change the way numbers are shown in the axis.

3.12.3

Set module.priority in order to have no more issues related to module ordering

3.12.2

Throw specific error when not finding the chart that should be near the ${chart1} tag.

Bugfix error when using async mode :

Cannot read properties of undefined (reading 'length')
at concatArrays (node_modules/docxtemplater/js/doc-utils.js)

3.12.1

Add options.valueAxis.majorUnit and options.categoryAxis.tickLabelSkip

3.12.0

Add support for sunburst charts.

3.11.5

Update to make module work when having only null data fields, like this :

doc.render({
    chart1: {
        categories: ["5th Qtr", "6th Qtr", "7th Qtr", "8th Qtr"],
        series: [
            {
                data: [null, null, null, null],
            },
        ],
    },
});

3.11.4

Update module.clone() internal to make module work well with subsegment module (passthrough module.prefix)

3.11.3

Bugfix when having multiple charts in the same slide, sometimes, the second chart title would be applied to all chart titles, not just the second chart.

3.11.2

Bugfix to correctly work with linecharts, which also use X-Y datasets.

For linecharts, each "line" uses a different X-Y dataset.

In previous versions, the "NaN" attribute would sometimes be set, causing an error for that chart when opening the result document in word.

3.11.1

Bugfix to work correctly with loop charts with charts on the same paragraph as the {$chart} tag.

3.11.0

Allow to use "{$chart}" tag inside the drawing.xml (not inside the title, but inside the content of the chart.

3.10.3

Bugfix Cannot read properties of undefined (reading 'getElementsByTagName')

This was happening on some occurences of charts.

The full stack trace was :

at ChartModule.render (js/index.js:1244:35)
at moduleRender (node_modules/docxtemplater/js/render.js:9:30)
at node_modules/docxtemplater/js/render.js:26:26
at Array.map (<anonymous>)
at render (node_modules/docxtemplater/js/render.js:24:24)
at XmlTemplater.render (node_modules/docxtemplater/js/xml-templater.js:199:22)
at node_modules/docxtemplater/js/docxtemplater.js:427:21
at Array.forEach (<anonymous>)
at Docxtemplater.render (node_modules/docxtemplater/js/docxtemplater.js:421:32)

3.10.2

Bugfix to avoid changing title of series if the data provided does not define a title.

Previously, the title would be changed regardless of the data, like this :

If the first series was "My Data", the second would automatically be named "My Data 2", even if the second series had a name of "Something Else".

3.10.1

Make module work even when using chart that references an external xlsx file for the source.

3.10.0

Fix multiple bugs :

  1. When one of the embeddings was a "xlsb" file, an error would be thrown. This happened because the module wasn't aware of the xlsb format. Now, the error won't be thrown, however, for those kinds of charts, the data will be changed only in the UI, but if you reopen the dataset, the old dataset will be present in the xlsb file, because it is too complex to handle.

  2. When a scatterplot contains a scaling property with "max"/"min" values, the module will now update them to use the Max/min values of the dataset.

3.9.4

Fix following regression : Cannot read properties of undefined (reading 'nodeValue').

This happened when a title/category had an empty string.

3.9.3

Avoid possible issue of "Maximum call stack size exceeded"

3.9.2

When using the chart module inside a slide loop (using the slides module, the xlsx content of the chart was not updated correctly.

This made the data of the chart "reset" when trying to edit the data.

Now, the correct data is also put in the XLSX embedding.

3.9.1

The wrong Error was thrown when using an XY chart with multiple series :

Cannot use data source with sizes on scatterplot without sizes

doc.render({
    chart: {
        series: [
            {
                data: [
                    { x: 1, y: 100 },
                    { x: 10, y: 40 },
                    { x: 10, y: 33 },
                    { x: 30, y: 22 },
                ],
            },
            {
                data: [
                    { x: 2, y: 200 },
                    { x: 30, y: 40 },
                    { x: 40, y: 33 },
                    { x: 50, y: 22 },
                ],
            },
        ],
    },
});

This version now no more produces this error wrongfully.

3.9.0

Add support for creating multiple charts inside loops

3.8.0

Add support for updating charts in xlsx format (Requires also the xlsx module version 3.11.2).

3.7.1

Make browser version of the module use window.XMLSerializer.

This fixes the following issue : Failed to execute 'serializeToString' on 'XMLSerializer': parameter 1 is not of type 'Node'.

3.7.0

Avoid corruption of xlsx file, which had the impact of not being able to edit the data of the generated document

3.6.5

Bugfix corruption in the browser

3.6.4

Make module browser compatible.

Previously, the generated error was :

Uncaught (in promise) Error: nodebuffer is not supported by this browser
    at Object.exports.checkSupport (utils.js?1fae:314:1)

Now the error should no more appear.

3.6.3

Bugfix following error in async mode : Cannot set properties of undefined (setting 'filePath')

3.6.2

Some bugfixes when dealing with scatterplot charts (which have data in the format of [{x: 10, y: 5, size: 3}].

3.6.1

Add verification to check that data is an array of integers.

3.6.0

Bugfix : the module should work even when there are empty values in the template in the chart data.

Starting from this version, the module will also throw an error if the data is invalid (if the categories.length != series.data.length for example).

3.5.2

Bugfix : some charts were generated using the same data as other charts.

Now, multiple chart tags should fetch the correct data.

3.5.1

Add better support for async mode.

In previous versions, the error message would be :

Multi error
TypeError: Cannot read properties of undefined (reading 'length')
  at find (/node_modules/docxtemplater/js/scope-manager.js:19:21)

3.5.0

When updating a chart, the chart data contained in the embedded xlsx file will also be updated, meaning that when doing "Edit Data" on a chart, the updated data should appear now.

3.4.0

Allow to change title color of charts by using the styles property.

Make module compatible with docxtemplater@3.28.0. Please make sure to update docxtemplater to 3.28.0 at the same time you update this module. The internal change made is the use of the new matchers API which fixes bugs that were triggered depending on the order of the modules that are attached to the instance. Now the order of the modules should not matter as expected.

3.3.0

Make module compatible with docxtemplater@3.27.0. Please make sure to update docxtemplater to 3.27.0 at the same time you update this module

3.2.1

Bugfix to avoid corruption when looping over slide that has a chart

3.2.0

Bugfix to avoid corruptions when having 7 or more dataseries.

The coloring of the series now will use the accents/modifiers defined in the chart data.

3.1.1

Fix bug when using {$chart} tag in slide title : when the "{" and the "$chart" are internally not inside the same <w:t>, previously, the chart tag would go undetected (and the chart unreplaced).

First use the scope of the "chart" to set the title, instead of using the scope outside of the chart.

Meaning you can now write :

{$chart1}{title}

And in your data :

const ChartModule = require("docxtemplater-chart-module");
const data = {
    chart1: {
        title: "My custom title",
        categories: ["5th Qtr", "6th Qtr", "7th Qtr", "8th Qtr"],
        series: [{ data: [130, 20, 40, 10] }],
    },
};
const doc = new Docxtemplater(zip, {
    modules: [new ChartModule({})],
});
doc.render(data);

(Previously the title would then resolve to undefined.)

3.1.0

Make it possible to have multiple charts in one pptx slide.

Make it possible to put the {$chart} tag in the title of the chart

3.0.2

Use @xmldom/xmldom instead of xmldom, see this github issue

3.0.1

Generate files in built with correct filename In previous versions, the filename was always build/docxtemplater.js. Now the filename is build/chart-module.js The .min.js file is also created now.

3.0.0

  • Initial version of the Chart module
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