Advanced Formatting of HTML5 Charts

Advanced Formatting of HTML5 Charts

You can set some basic element properties for an HTML5 chart, such as position or evaluation time, in the Chart Formatting tab of the Edit HTML5 Charts dialog. You can also view and set all available properties, including those not exposed as simple properties, by clicking Show Advanced Properties. Properties that differ from the defaults are highlighted in yellow.

Advanced properties for formatting HTML5 charts

You can set a subset of properties for an Ad Hoc chart in Jaspersoft Studio, using the Chart Properties > AdHoc Overrides section. However, this is not recommended. If you are working with Ad Hoc charts in JasperReports Server, set your chart properties on the server, using the Advanced Properties tab in the Chart Formatting dialog box. For more information about setting properties for Ad Hoc charts in JasperReports Server, see Advanced Chart Formatting on the community website.

To set user-defined properties:

Not all properties are displayed in the advanced view. To set a property that isn't shown on the Advanced Properties tab, do the following.

For a list of available properties, see the Highcharts website. Note that some cases, user-defined properties may not be compatible with Jaspersoft Studio.
1. Click Add in the advanced view of the Chart Formatting tab in the HTML Chart Edit dialog.

Chart Property dialog

2. Enter the following values:
     Name – The name of the property you want to set.
     Use an expression – Enable this flag to enter an expression for the property value.
     Property value – Value or expression to use for the property.

For example, to set a gradient background for a chart, you need to add two properties.

Gradient property:


This setting is nested below the chart and background color settings.

Use an expression – true
Property valuejava.util.Arrays.asList(0,0,500,500)

All settings must be cast to a Java data type, either explicitly or implicitly. The gradient setting takes an array as a parameter and therefore must explicitly be returned as a list, using the static java.util.Arrays.asList method.

Stops property:


This setting requires an array of arrays and is expressed through the nested use of java.util.Arrays.

Use an expression – true
Property value:
 	 java.util.Arrays.asList(0, "#b5bdc8"),
	 java.util.Arrays.asList(0.36, "#828c95"),
	 java.util.Arrays.asList(1, "#28343b")

The resulting chart has a gradient background.

Chart with a gradient background, set via user-defined properties