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PrimeFaces Cookbook - Second Edition by Oleg Varaksin, Mert Çalışkan

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Creating line, area, bar, and pie charts

PrimeFaces offers one base component named chart, which provides different charting according to the provided type attribute. In this recipe, we will create line, area, bar, and pie charts using this component.

How to do it…

A basic definition of a line chart with two series of data is given here:

<p:chart type="line" model="#{chartBean.model}"
  style="height:250px" />

The model defined for the line chart is given here:

private LineChartModel createLineModel() { LineChartModel model = new LineChartModel(); LineChartSeries sales = new LineChartSeries(); sales.setLabel("Sales"); sales.set(2004, 1000); sales.set(2005, 1170); sales.set(2006, 660); sales.set(2007, 1030); LineChartSeries expenses = new LineChartSeries(); ...

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