API Reference

Namespace: SVGChart


Namespace for SVG Charts.


renderPieChart(data, attributes)

Draws a pie or donut chart SVG graphic using D3.

This method should rarely if ever be called directly. Use CIQ.Visualization instead. This method should be passed in as the renderFunction attribute. The data array for this method takes an object with a name and a value property for each segment of the pie.

The attributes supported for this specific method are documented as parameters below.

This method attaches the following class names, allowing styles to be assigned to them:

  • arc: Attaches to each <g> element containing a <path> element defining a pie wedge.
  • name: Attaches to the <tspan> element containing the text fill of the name property of the data.
  • value: Attaches to the <tspan> element containing the text fill of the value property of the data.
  • title: Attaches to the <g> element containing the chart's title text.
Name Type Description
data array

Array of objects representing the data to use when generating the SVG graphic.

attributes object

Parameters to be used when creating the SVG graphic.

Name Type Argument Default Description
container HTMLElement

Element in which to place the SVG graphic. This element must have a height and width defined in its CSS.

printLabels boolean <optional>

Set to false to suppress the printing of the data's name property on the chart.

printValues boolean <optional>

Set to false to suppress the printing of the data's value property on the chart.

valueFormatter function <optional>

Optional formatting function for values. If omitted, formats toLocaleString.

translator function <optional>

Optional translation function for text. If omitted, uses the chart engine's translation function if available.

onclick function <optional>

Optional click handler to be placed on each SVG path (each pie wedge). The function takes a D3 record d, in which one can find the data record (d.data).

sorter function <optional>

Optional sorting function for the wedges in the pie, beginning clockwise from top.

colorRange function | array <optional>

Optional function or array for setting the range of colors. The function should return an array. The colors are assigned to the data array's elements before the sorting function is called. The default array is produced by the D3 function d3.quantize(t => d3.interpolateSpectral(t * 0.8 + 0.1), data.length).reverse(). A function is useful for generating a color based on a scale. An array is useful for assigning a color to a specific data record based on its location within the data array.

legend function <optional>

Optional legend function. If set to true, will use the built in legend creator. If passed a function, will use that. Function has the following signature: legendFunc(svg, pieData, color), where svg is the D3 SVG graphic being created, pieData is the D3 data being rendered, and color is the D3 color function.

type string <optional>

Valid values are "pie" or "donut".

padAngle function <optional>

Function that returns radians of blank space between each wedge; takes a D3 record d.

showValueAngle function <optional>

Function that returns radians below which a wedge would not display the value; takes a D3 record d.

className string <optional>

Optional class name for the chart. This is attached to the <svg> tag.

title string <optional>

Optional title for the chart; appears above the chart if specified.

  • 7.4.0


An SVG element.


Create a container 300 x 300 pixels.

let pie = new CIQ.Visualization({ renderFunction: CIQ.SVGChart.renderPieChart });
pie.updateData({"Low":{name:"low", value:30}, "High":{name:"high", value:70}});
CIQ.extend(pie.container.style, {position:"absolute", top:0, zIndex:500});  // Style container.

<!-- Puts chart into canvas shim. -->
#pie {
    height: 250px;
    width: 250px;
    position: absolute;
    bottom: 150px;
    left: 200px;
    opacity: 0.8;
    display : block;
    pointer-events: auto;  // set to none if the chart is blocking chart interaction
    z-index: 500;
.pie-chart {
    fill: #000;
.ciq-night .pie-chart {
    fill: #fff;
.pie-chart .arc {
    font-size: 12px;
    text-anchor: middle;
.pie-chart .arc tspan {
    fill: #333;
.pie-chart .arc tspan.name {
    font-weight: bold;
.pie-chart .arc tspan.value {
    fill-opacity: 0.8;
.pie-chart .title {
    font-size: 14px;
    font-weight: bold;
.pie-chart .title text {
    text-anchor: middle;
    text-align: center;
    dominant-baseline: hanging;
var attributes = {
    title: "My Donut Chart",
    type: "donut",
    container: "#pie",
    className: "pie-chart",
    useCanvasShim: true,
    stx: stxx,
    renderFunction: CIQ.SVGChart.renderPieChart

(new CIQ.Visualization(attributes)).updateData(data);