Chart.js number format


I went over the Chart.js documentation and did not find anything on number formatting ie) 1,000.02 from number format "#,###.00"

I also did some basic tests and it seems charts do not accept non-numeric text for its values

Has anyone found a way to get values formatted to have thousands separator and a fixed number of decimal places? I would like to have the axis values and values in the chart formatted.

There is no built-in functionality for number formatting in Javascript. I found the easiest solution to be the addCommas function on this page.

Then you just have to modify your tooltipTemplate parameter line from your Chart.defaults.global to something like this:

tooltipTemplate: "<%= addCommas(value) %>"

Charts.js will take care of the rest.

Here's the addCommas function:

function addCommas(nStr)
{
    nStr += '';
    x = nStr.split('.');
    x1 = x[0];
    x2 = x.length > 1 ? '.' + x[1] : '';
    var rgx = /(\d+)(\d{3})/;
    while (rgx.test(x1)) {
        x1 = x1.replace(rgx, '$1' + ',' + '$2');
    }
    return x1 + x2;
}

For numbers to be comma formatted i.e 3,443,440 . You can just use toLocaleString() function in the tooltipTemplate .

tooltipTemplate: "<%= datasetLabel %> - <%= value.toLocaleString() %>"


Existing solutions did not to work for me in Chart.js v2.5. The solution I found:

options: {
            scales: {
                yAxes: [{
                    ticks: {
                        callback: function (value) {
                            return numeral(value).format('$ 0,0')
                        }
                    }
                }]
            }
        }

I used numeral.js, but you can use the addCommas function proposed by Yacine, or anything else.


For those using Version: 2.5.0, here is an enhancement for @andresgottlieb solution. With this, you can also format the amounts in tooltips of the chart, not only the 'ticks' in the 'yAxes'

    ...
    options: {
        scales: {
            yAxes: [{
                ticks: {
                    beginAtZero:true,
                    callback: function(value, index, values) {
                        return '$ ' + number_format(value);
                    }
                }
            }]
        },
        tooltips: {
            callbacks: {
                label: function(tooltipItem, chart){
                    var datasetLabel = chart.datasets[tooltipItem.datasetIndex].label || '';
                    return datasetLabel + ': $ ' + number_format(tooltipItem.yLabel, 2);
                }
            }
        }
    }

Here is the number_format() function what I am using:

function number_format(number, decimals, dec_point, thousands_sep) {
// *     example: number_format(1234.56, 2, ',', ' ');
// *     return: '1 234,56'
    number = (number + '').replace(',', '').replace(' ', '');
    var n = !isFinite(+number) ? 0 : +number,
            prec = !isFinite(+decimals) ? 0 : Math.abs(decimals),
            sep = (typeof thousands_sep === 'undefined') ? ',' : thousands_sep,
            dec = (typeof dec_point === 'undefined') ? '.' : dec_point,
            s = '',
            toFixedFix = function (n, prec) {
                var k = Math.pow(10, prec);
                return '' + Math.round(n * k) / k;
            };
    // Fix for IE parseFloat(0.55).toFixed(0) = 0;
    s = (prec ? toFixedFix(n, prec) : '' + Math.round(n)).split('.');
    if (s[0].length > 3) {
        s[0] = s[0].replace(/\B(?=(?:\d{3})+(?!\d))/g, sep);
    }
    if ((s[1] || '').length < prec) {
        s[1] = s[1] || '';
        s[1] += new Array(prec - s[1].length + 1).join('0');
    }
    return s.join(dec);
}

You can set up the tooltipTemplate value from your Chart.defaults.global with a function to formatting the value:

tooltipTemplate : function(valueObj) {
            return formatNumber(valueObj.value, 2, ',',  '.');
}

Here's the format function:

function formatNumber(number, decimalsLength, decimalSeparator, thousandSeparator) {
       var n = number,
           decimalsLength = isNaN(decimalsLength = Math.abs(decimalsLength)) ? 2 : decimalsLength,
           decimalSeparator = decimalSeparator == undefined ? "," : decimalSeparator,
           thousandSeparator = thousandSeparator == undefined ? "." : thousandSeparator,
           sign = n < 0 ? "-" : "",
           i = parseInt(n = Math.abs(+n || 0).toFixed(decimalsLength)) + "",
           j = (j = i.length) > 3 ? j % 3 : 0;

       return sign +
           (j ? i.substr(0, j) + thousandSeparator : "") +
           i.substr(j).replace(/(\d{3})(?=\d)/g, "$1" + thousandSeparator) +
           (decimalsLength ? decimalSeparator + Math.abs(n - i).toFixed(decimalsLength).slice(2) : "");
}

Put tooltips in 'option' like this:

options: {
  tooltips: {
      callbacks: {
          label: function(tooltipItem, data) {
              return tooltipItem.yLabel.toFixed(2).replace(/\d(?=(\d{3})+\.)/g, '$&,');
          }
      }
  }
}

Reference from https://github.com/chartjs/Chart.js/pull/160.