This blog will be the first in a two part series on building Charts components for Sugar 7. This post is targeted at beginner to intermediate Sugar Developers who want to learn how to build their first Chart component.
The examples in this post were created on an out-of-the-box installation of Sugar Professional 188.8.131.52. But this technique should work on any on-premise Sugar 7 instance.
You may have noticed that a number of out of the box dashlets and views contain various fancy charts and visualizations. This is possible because Sugar has a charting component build into it. You can make use of this to display charts within your own custom dashlets, views or layouts.
In this post, we will focus on the “LineChart” type. There are other chart types that use different data formats and chart options but the general techniques covered here will work for all chart types. These examples were implemented in a basic custom view but they will also work within dashlets.