The Candlestick chart is a chart type often used in financial charts. You can configure both a bar and a line on the same row.
There's a lot of data being displayed on a single column, so when you want to use this graph you need to have access to four different Numeric data-points per column. This could also be a great candidate to transform the data through Views when you want to do some calculation based on data points you have in your database.
To add the Candlestick chart, first place a Data Provider and add the chart nested to it. To add the chart, click
Chart > Candlestick Chart
Now that the Candlestick chart has been added to the UI, you can display data. For this type of chart you'll need 4 types of Numeric datapoints.
These 4 data points, or
columns, are for the following fields:
|Open||The opening for the |
|Close||The closing for the |
|High||The high for the |
|Low||The low for the |
What determines the colour?
When colour will be red or green depending on the
closeis a lower number than
open, the colour will be red. If the
closeis higher than the
openthen the colour will be green. This also applies to the line in the chart, not just the bar.
The labels on the x-axis are supposed to be dates, this is a financial chart after all. So when picking the
Date column, make sure you use a Date/time field for best results.
There aren't a whole lot of other customization options in the Settings Panel for the Candlestick chart, but of course, there are some. You can find them in the reference table below.
There are 4 data column fields, which are explained in the
Displaying datasection above.
Besides the settings already explained, there are a few which you can still configure in the Settings Panel.
|Provider||The Data Provider as a parent of your chart|
|Format||Will divide by thousand or million on the axis and adds a |
|The labels you want to display next to the Y and X-axis.|
|The size you want the chart to be, supports all CSS supported sizes|
|Animate||Will animate when the data changes or on startup. Data-change can happen through Dynamic filter's for example.|
Updated 5 months ago