AnyChart NodeJS module AnyChart NodeJS module provides an easy way to generate SVG, JPG and PNG images of the charts on the server side. Consider it for reporting systems that send charts by email or social networks sharing applications.

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Download and install

IMPORTANT: Requires Node.js 6 or newer. You can install AnyChart NodeJS export module using npm, bower or yarn:


npm install anychart-nodejs
                            

bower install anychart-nodejs
                            

yarn add anychart-nodejs
                            

AnyChart NodeJS module requires ImageMagic librsvg to create images.

Install ImageMagick and librsvg on Linux:


apt-get install imagemagick librsvg2-dev librsvg2-bin
                    

Install ImageMagick and librsvg on Mac OS X:


brew install imagemagick librsvg
                    

Install ImageMagick and librsvg on Windows:


Quick start

TTo generate JPG image a chart from chart instance, create index.js file with the following content:


// require file system and jsdom
var fs = require('fs');

// For jsdom version 10 or higher.
// Require JSDOM Class.
var JSDOM = require('jsdom').JSDOM;
// Create instance of JSDOM.
var jsdom = new JSDOM('
', {runScripts: 'dangerously'}); // Get window var window = jsdom.window; // For jsdom version 9 or lower // var jsdom = require('jsdom').jsdom; // var document = jsdom('
'); // var window = document.defaultView; // require anychart and anychart export modules var anychart = require('anychart')(window); var anychartExport = require('anychart-nodejs')(anychart); // create and a chart to the jsdom window. // chart creating should be called only right after anychart-nodejs module requiring var chart = anychart.pie([10, 20, 7, 18, 30]); chart.bounds(0, 0, 800, 600); chart.container('container'); chart.draw(); // generate JPG image and save it to a file anychartExport.exportTo(chart, 'jpg').then(function(image) { fs.writeFile('anychart.jpg', image, function(fsWriteError) { if (fsWriteError) { console.log(fsWriteError); } else { console.log('Complete'); } }); }, function(generationError) { console.log(generationError); });

Run the following command in the command line:


$ node index.js
>> Complete
                            

To generate PDF image a chart from Java Script string, create index.js file with the following content:


// require file system and jsdom
var fs = require('fs');

// require only anychart export module
var anychartExport = require('anychart-nodejs');

// define javascript string that represent code of chart creating
var chart = "var chart = anychart.pie([10, 20, 7, 18, 30]); chart.bounds(0, 0, 800, 600); chart.container('container'); chart.draw()";

// generate PDF image and save it to a file
anychartExport.exportTo(chart, 'pdf').then(function(image) {
  fs.writeFile('anychart.pdf', image, function(fsWriteError) {
    if (fsWriteError) {
      console.log(fsWriteError);
    } else {
      console.log('Complete');
    }
  });
}, function(generationError) {
  console.log(generationError);
});
                    

Run the following command in the command line:


$ node index.js
>> Complete
                            

Export Module API

exportTo(target, options, callback):Promise

Generate an image asynchronously.

Parameters:

Name Type Description
target SVG string, a chart or a stage instance required Data to be exported.
outputType string Output type, possible values are: svg, jpg, png, pdf. Default: 'jpg'
dataType string Type of target.
document Document Document object where was rendered chart or should be.
containerId string Id of container.
resources Array.<string> Links to external resources.
callback Function The result callback.

Returns: Promise if no callback passed.


exportToSync(target, options):Object

Generate an image synchronously.

Parameters:

Name Type Description
target SVG string, XML string, Java Script string, a chart or a stage instance required Data to be exported.
outputType string Output type, possible values are: svg, jpg, png, pdf.
dataType string Type of target.
document Document Document object where was rendered chart or should be.
containerId string Id of container.
resources Array.<string> Links to external resources.

Returns: ArrayBuffer


loadFont(path, callback):Promise

Loads the specified font asynchronously.

Parameters:

Name Type Description
path string Path to the font
callback Function The result callback

Returns: Promise if no callback passed.


loadFontSync(path):Object

Loads the specified font synchronously.

Parameters:

Name Type Description
path string Path to font

Returns: Object


Examples

Generating PDF image a chart with that requires external resources:


// require file system and jsdom
var fs = require('fs');

// require only anychart export module
var anychartExport = require('anychart-nodejs');

// define javascript string that represent code of chart creating
var chart = "var chart = anychart.map(); chart.bounds(0, 0, 800, 600); chart.geoData('anychart.maps.united_states_of_america'); chart.container('container'); chart.draw()";

// exporting parameters
var params = {
	outputType: 'pdf',
	resources: [
		'https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/proj4js/2.3.15/proj4.js',
		'https://cdn.anychart.com/releases/v8/geodata/countries/united_states_of_america/united_states_of_america.js'
	]
};

// generate PDF image and save it to a file
anychartExport.exportTo(chart, params).then(function(image) {
  fs.writeFile('anychart.pdf', image, function(fsWriteError) {
    if (fsWriteError) {
      console.log(fsWriteError);
    } else {
      console.log('Complete');
    }
  });
}, function(generationError) {
  console.log(generationError);
});
                    

Run the following command in the command line:


$ node index.js
>> Complete
                            

Please, take a look at examples:

AnyChart NodeJS | Chart Converter

License

© AnyChart.com - JavaScript charts. AnyChart NodeJS plugin is released under the Apache 2.0 License.