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using drop down how to change charts using user input value

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    Hi i had a done but error occurring in this i am new to it i cannot find the want issue please give me a solution.

    <meta name=”viewport” content=”width=device-width, initial-scale=1″>

    <link href=”https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.6/css/bootstrap.min.css” rel=”stylesheet”>
    <link href=”https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/bootstrap-datepicker/1.5.0/css/bootstrap-datepicker.css” rel=”stylesheet”>
    <script src=”http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.1/jquery.js”></script>
    <script src=”https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.6/js/bootstrap.min.js”></script>
    <script src=”https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/bootstrap-datepicker/1.5.0/js/bootstrap-datepicker.js”></script>
    <script src=”https://cdn.anychart.com/js/8.0.1/anychart-core.min.js”></script>
    <script src=”https://cdn.anychart.com/js/8.0.1/anychart-pie.min.js”></script>
    <script type=”text/javascript” src=”https://cdn.canvasjs.com/canvasjs.min.js”></script>

    <div class=”container”>
    <div class=”col-md-12″>

    <div class=”col-md-6 form-group”>

    <h3> DataArea</h3>
    <label for=”select”>charts</label>
    <select class=”form-control” id=”chartType” name=”Chart Type”>
    <!– <option> select</option> –>
    <option value=”Barchart” >Barchart</option>
    <option value=”Linechart”>LineChart</option>
    <option value=”Pie chart”>PieChart</option>


    <form class=”form”>
    <input id=”key” name=”text” type=”text” value=”” placeholder=”Enter X-Value” > Value:
    <input id=”value” type=”number” step=”any” placeholder=”Enter Y-Value”>
    <button id=”renderButton” onclick=”return highlightDuplicates()”>Add DataPoint & Render</button>

    <table class=”table table-bordered table-striped” id=”maintable”>
    <th>key </th>
    <th> value</th>

    <tbody class=”tbody”>
    <td> </td>
    <td> </td>



    <div class=”col-md-6 form-group”>
    <center><b> <h3>Charts</h3></b></center>
    <div id=”chartContainer1″ style=”height: 270px; width: 100%;”>
    <div id=”chartContainer2″ style=”height: 270px; width: 100%;”>



    var KEY = $(‘#key’).val();
    var VALUE = $(‘#value’).val();

    var markup = “<tr><td>” + KEY + “</td><td>” + VALUE + “</td></tr>”;
    $(“table tbody”).append(markup);
    return false;



    <script type=”text/javascript”>
    window.onload = function() {
    var dps = [];

    var chart = new CanvasJS.Chart(“chartContainer1”, {
    animationEnabled: true,
    title: {
    text: “charts”

    data: [{
    type: “bar”,
    dataPoints: dps


    function addDataPointsAndRender() {
    key = Number(document.getElementById(“key”).value);
    value = Number(document.getElementById(“value”).value);
    x: key,
    y: value


    var renderButton = document.getElementById(“renderButton”);
    renderButton.addEventListener(“click”, addDataPointsAndRender);

    var chartType = document.getElementById(‘chartType’);
    chartType.addEventListener( “change”, function(){
    chartType.options.data[0].type = chartType.options[chartType.selectedIndex].value;




    There are couple of issue with the code that you have shared.

    1. You need to replace chartType with chart in chartType.options.data[0].type as chartType is referred to dropdown field not the chart object.
    chart.options.data[0].type = chartType.options[chartType.selectedIndex].value;

    2. Below code has to be inside the window.onload function as chart is inside window.onload scope.

    var chartType = document.getElementById("chartType");
            chartType.addEventListener( "change", function(){
            chart.options.data[0].type = chartType.options[chartType.selectedIndex].value;

    Please take a look at this JSFiddle for the complete code.

    Chart with dropdown to change chart type

    Considering this thread as a duplicate of using drop down how to change charts using user input value and hence closing the same.

    Manoj Mohan
    Team CanvasJS

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