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Sparkline Overview

The Sparkline is a tiny chart without axes, coordinates, legends, titles, or other chart-specific elements.

Generally, Sparklines are simple, word-sized graphics that can be embedded in tables, headlines, or chunks of text. The concept for their graphical representation was developed by Edward Tufte. The Kendo UI Sparkline is a version of the Kendo UI Chart which is tailored for this specific application. While the standard Kendo UI Chart component behaves like a block element, due to its rendering inside a div element to allow for an easy embedding in texts, the Sparkline behaves like an inline element due to its rendering inside a span element.

While, typically, Sparklines are line charts, they can also be rendered as the following Chart types:

  • Line (default)
  • Bar (Data Bars)
  • Column
  • Area
  • Pie
  • Bullet

Basic Usage

The following example demonstrates the Sparkline in action.

import { Component } from '@angular/core';

@Component({
    selector: 'my-app',
    template: `
        <p>
            A sparkline is a very small chart
            <kendo-sparkline [data]="data">
            </kendo-sparkline>
            , drawn without axes, coordinates or other supportive elements.
        </p>
        <p>
            While sparklines are typically Line Charts
            <kendo-sparkline [data]="data">
            </kendo-sparkline>
            , they can also be rendered as:
        <p>
        <ul>
          <li>
            Bar/Column Chart
            <kendo-sparkline [data]="data" type="column">
            </kendo-sparkline>
          </li>
          <li>
            Area Chart
            <kendo-sparkline [data]="data" type="area">
            </kendo-sparkline>
          </li>
          <li>
            Pie Chart
            <kendo-sparkline [data]="pieData" type="pie">
            </kendo-sparkline>
          </li>
          <li>
            Bullet Chart
            <kendo-sparkline [data]="bulletData" type="bullet" [valueAxis]="bulletValueAxis">
            </kendo-sparkline>
          </li>
        </ul>
    `
})
export class AppComponent {
    public data: any[] = [
        936, 968, 1025, 999, 998, 1014, 1017, 1010, 1010, 1007
    ];

    public pieData: any[] = [1, 2, 3];
    public bulletData: any[] = [21, 23];
    public bulletValueAxis: any = {
        min: 0,
        max: 30,
        plotBands: [{
            from: 0, to: 15, color: "#787878", opacity: 0.15
        }, {
            from: 15, to: 22, color: "#787878", opacity: 0.3
        }, {
            from: 22, to: 30, color: "#787878", opacity: 0.15
        }]
    };
}

Functionality and Features

The Sparkline supports all configuration options that are applicable for the Categorical series type of the Chart.

Sparklines also include shortcuts for setting the data and type series options.

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