AnyStock Quick Start

Getting Started

To get started with AnyStock follow these simple steps and you will get your first web stock chart in a minute.

Include AnyStock

Include the JavaScript files in the <head> section of your web page - visit the download page for those or use CDN as shown below.

<head>
	<script src="https://cdn.anychart.com/releases/8.0.1/js/anychart-core.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
	<script src="https://cdn.anychart.com/releases/8.0.1/js/anystock.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

Create a Container

Add a block-based HTML element into your page, set the id, width and height attributes. AnyChart uses 100% of the container if other behavior is not specified.

<body>
  <div id="container" style="width: 500px; height: 400px;"></div>
</body>

Prepare the Data

When you work with AnyStock, you need to use anychart.data.table() and addData() before you load data into a chart.

Putting data into an instance of anychart.data.Table object allows to index that data and perform a lot of manipulations. Please see Data Table to learn more.

table = anychart.data.table();
table.addData([
	['2015-12-24', 511.53, 514.98, 505.79, 506.40],
	['2015-12-25', 512.53, 514.88, 505.69, 505.34],
	['2015-12-26', 511.83, 514.98, 505.59, 506.23],
	['2015-12-27', 511.22, 515.30, 505.49, 506.47],
	['2015-12-28', 510.35, 515.72, 505.23, 505.80],
	['2015-12-29', 510.53, 515.86, 505.38, 508.25],
	['2015-12-30', 511.43, 515.98, 505.66, 507.45],
	['2015-12-31', 511.50, 515.33, 505.99, 507.98],
	['2016-01-01', 511.32, 514.29, 505.99, 506.37],
	['2016-01-02', 511.70, 514.87, 506.18, 506.75],
	['2016-01-03', 512.30, 514.78, 505.87, 508.67],
	['2016-01-04', 512.50, 514.77, 505.83, 508.35],
	['2016-01-05', 511.53, 516.18, 505.91, 509.42],
	['2016-01-06', 511.13, 516.01, 506.00, 509.26],
	['2016-01-07', 510.93, 516.07, 506.00, 510.99],
	['2016-01-08', 510.88, 515.93, 505.22, 509.95],
	['2016-01-09', 509.12, 515.97, 505.15, 510.12],
	['2016-01-10', 508.53, 516.13, 505.66, 510.42],
	['2016-01-11', 508.90, 516.24, 505.73, 510.40]
]); 

We may use quotes or not, because our data is numerical except the dateTime, which should be defined as above (in UTC format) or as in the following line, which is equal to the first data point of the array set above:

[Date.UTC(2015, 12, 24, 12, 00, 00), 511.53, 514.98, 505.79, 506.40],

After we have set the data, we need to map it using the mapAs() and addField() methods. We need to define which value we set, then the value itself and the aggregation type. The last are necessary when you've got loads of information shown on a chart and you want to group it.

mapping = table.mapAs();
mapping.addField('open', 1, 'first');
mapping.addField('high', 2, 'max');
mapping.addField('low', 3, 'min');
mapping.addField('close', 4, 'last');
mapping.addField('value', 4, 'last');

stock() method is used to create a stock chart:

chart = anychart.stock();

Due to specialty of stock charts, it can have more than one plot and a plenty of series, and the chart itself cannot create a series. You have to define plot() first:

chart.plot(0).ohlc(mapping);

No matter how many plots with or without series you create, all of them are scrolled together, because they all are bound to one X scale.

Create the Chart

Add the JavaScript tag <script> with the following code anywhere in the page. This code example uses JavaScript API to create a chart, but you also can use JSON, XML and CSV.

<script>
var table, mapping, chart;
anychart.onDocumentReady(function () {

table = anychart.data.table();
table.addData([
	['2015-12-24', 511.53, 514.98, 505.79, 506.40],
	['2015-12-25', 512.53, 514.88, 505.69, 507.34],
	['2015-12-26', 511.83, 514.98, 505.59, 506.23],
	['2015-12-27', 511.22, 515.30, 505.49, 506.47],
	['2015-12-28', 510.35, 515.72, 505.23, 505.80],
	['2015-12-29', 510.53, 515.86, 505.38, 508.25],
	['2015-12-30', 511.43, 515.98, 505.66, 507.45],
	['2015-12-31', 511.50, 515.33, 505.99, 507.98],
	['2016-01-01', 511.32, 514.29, 505.99, 506.37],
	['2016-01-02', 511.70, 514.87, 506.18, 506.75],
	['2016-01-03', 512.30, 514.78, 505.87, 508.67],
	['2016-01-04', 512.50, 514.77, 505.83, 508.35],
	['2016-01-05', 511.53, 516.18, 505.91, 509.42],
	['2016-01-06', 511.13, 516.01, 506.00, 509.26],
	['2016-01-07', 510.93, 516.07, 506.00, 510.99],
	['2016-01-08', 510.88, 515.93, 505.22, 509.95],
	['2016-01-09', 509.12, 515.97, 505.15, 510.12],
	['2016-01-10', 508.53, 516.13, 505.66, 510.42],
	['2016-01-11', 508.90, 516.24, 505.73, 510.40]	
]);

// mapping the data  
mapping = table.mapAs();
mapping.addField('open', 1, 'first');
mapping.addField('high', 2, 'max');
mapping.addField('low', 3, 'min');
mapping.addField('close', 4, 'last');
mapping.addField('value', 4, 'last');

// defining the chart type
chart = anychart.stock();
  
// set the series type
chart.plot(0).ohlc(mapping).name('ACME Corp.');
  
// setting the chart title
chart.title('AnyStock Basic Sample');

// display the chart
chart.container('container');
chart.draw();
});
</script>

See the result

After all these steps you should have the following result. This example, like any other on our site, can be launched and explored using the samples playground.

Playground

Full source code

You can copy this to a file on your computer and open it in your browser to display the AnyStock Chart shown above:

<html>
<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8"/>
    <script src="https://cdn.anychart.com/releases/8.0.1/js/anychart-core.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script src="https://cdn.anychart.com/releases/8.0.1/js/anychart-stock.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
    <script>
	var table, mapping, chart;
	anychart.onDocumentReady(function () {

	table = anychart.data.table();
	table.addData([
		['2015-12-25', 512.53, 514.88, 505.69, 507.34],
		['2015-12-26', 511.83, 514.98, 505.59, 506.23],
		['2015-12-27', 511.22, 515.30, 505.49, 506.47],
		['2015-12-28', 510.35, 515.72, 505.23, 505.80],
		['2015-12-29', 510.53, 515.86, 505.38, 508.25],
		['2015-12-30', 511.43, 515.98, 505.66, 507.45],
		['2015-12-31', 511.50, 515.33, 505.99, 507.98],
		['2016-01-01', 511.32, 514.29, 505.99, 506.37],
		['2016-01-02', 511.70, 514.87, 506.18, 506.75],
		['2016-01-03', 512.30, 514.78, 505.87, 508.67],
		['2016-01-04', 512.50, 514.77, 505.83, 508.35],
		['2016-01-05', 511.53, 516.18, 505.91, 509.42],
		['2016-01-06', 511.13, 516.01, 506.00, 509.26],
		['2016-01-07', 510.93, 516.07, 506.00, 510.99],
		['2016-01-08', 510.88, 515.93, 505.22, 509.95],
		['2016-01-09', 509.12, 515.97, 505.15, 510.12],
		['2016-01-10', 508.53, 516.13, 505.66, 510.42]
	]);
	  
	// mapping the data
	mapping = table.mapAs();
	mapping.addField('open', 1, 'first');
	mapping.addField('high', 2, 'max');
	mapping.addField('low', 3, 'min');
	mapping.addField('close', 4, 'last');
	mapping.addField('value', 4, 'last');

	// defining the chart type
	chart = anychart.stock();
	  
	// set the series type
	chart.plot(0).ohlc(mapping).name('ACME Corp.');
	  
	// setting the chart title
	chart.title('AnyStock Demo');

	// display the chart	  
	chart.container('container');
	chart.draw();
	});
	</script>
	</head>
	<body>
		<div id="container" style="width: 100%; height: 100%"></div>
	</body>
</html>