Any Chart Widgets

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Any Charts

With the Any Chart, you can build all the chart types that are possible with Plotly.js and highly dynamic charts as well. So if you want to build a 3D chart or have a dynamic set of series, the Any Chart is your friend.

The configuration of this chart type is complex and it is recommended to start of the building blocks that are delivered in the Any Chart module from the Mendix App Store. Alternative use the Any Chart cheat sheet for a quick start

The Any Charts can be configured with a JSON Data array and Layout object. The configuration can be set statically, via the Source attribute or with the Sample data. The data of the attribute will be merged into the static settings and will overwrite any common properties. The Sample data is for demo purposes at run time when there is no Source attribute selected or when rendering sample data in the web modeler preview.


The data to be plotted is described in an array usually called data, whose elements are trace objects of various types (e.g. scatter, bar etc) as documented in the Full Reference.


Data JSON array based on

Source attribute

The attribute data will merge and overwrite Static data.

Sample data

Data for preview. It will be merged with the Static data in the web modeler or at runtime when no Source attribute is selected.


The development mode adds a button to the charts when running the app which is used to toggle a live editor for the advanced configuration options.

Layout options

The layout of the plot – non-data-related visual attributes such as the title, annotations etc – is described in an object usually called layout, as documented in the Full Reference.


JSON object based on

Source attribute

Attribute layout will merge and overwrite static layout options.

Sample layout

Layout options for preview. It will be merged with the ‘Static’ in the web modeler or at runtime when no ‘Source attribute’ is selected

Configuration options

The JSON containing the Plotly configuration options.
High-level configuration options for the plot, such as the scroll/zoom/hover behavior, is described in an object usually called config, as documented here.
The difference between config and layout is that layout relates to the content of the plot, whereas config relates to the context in which the plot is being shown.


The appearance settings are use to set dimension of the chart

Width unit

The type of units which are used for the Width property: Percentage or Pixels


The width of the chart in pixels or percentage based on the Width unit setting.

Height unit

Percentage of width is the aspect ratio, Pixels is absolute. Warning: When using Percentage of parent the parent container must have an absolute height, else nothing is displayed.


The height in pixels or percentage based on the settings of the Height unit


Data in the any chart is not directly related to data object in the Mendix server. So the event will share chart event data. This JSON data is stored in the Data attribute and should interpreted by the developer.

Event entity

The entity used to pass the event data to the server.

Event data attribute

The attribute to store received raw data from the chart event.

On click microflow

The microflow that will be executed on click.

On click nanoflow

The nanoflow that will be executed on click.

Tooltip form entity

The entity that will be returned by tooltip microflow, to be used in the tooltip form.

Tooltip microflow

The microflow called on hover receives an event object of the type Event entity with the Event data attribute containing the JSON event data. The data should interpret and an object of the type Tooltip form entity needs to be returned. The chart will show Tooltip form the returned object.

Tooltip form

The form to show when a user hovers over a chart plot point, context uses Tooltip entity.