SharePoint List to JQuery Chart SharePoint Add In

JQuery Chart is easy to implement as a SharePoint Add In, in this sample I have retrieved SharePoint list data and formed it as JSON data and then JSON data object is passed into JQuey chart as input parameter. we can implement various type of chart using JQuery chart for as example bar, circle, line, doughnut, etc,… Here I’m going to explain detail about this SharePoint Add-In implementation.

You can download complete source code from the below URL


JQuery Chart SharePoint List

To create new project

Open visual studio 2015

On the file menu select New -> Project (Ctrl + Shift + N)

In the New Project window select or search “App for SharePoint”

In the “New App for SharePoint” wizard choose options based on your preferences

To add new resource file (.js or .css or Images) into project

Select a folder from solution explorer based on your file type (Images or Scripts or Content for CSS)

Right click and select “Open Folder in File Explorer” option

Now paste your files into the folder

Again in the solution explorer window at the top, click “Show All Files” icon

Now you can find the file without active icon, right click and select “Include in Project” Option

Solution compatibility

This sample is tested with SharePoint Online

This sample also compatible with SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint 2016

Code Flow

Fetching Host web URL and App web URL from query string

Host web content created using app web proxy

Retrieved list data from the host web

on the success event, list item collection converted as JSON data using JSON.parse

then the JSON data sent to chart js as parameter

//'use strict';

ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(initializePage, "sp.js");

function initializePage() {
var context = SP.ClientContext.get_current();
var user = context.get_web().get_currentUser();
var hostweburl;
var appweburl;
var appContextSite;
var list;
var listItems;
var web;

// This code runs when the DOM is ready and creates a context object which is needed to use the SharePoint object model
$(document).ready(function () {

// This function get the URL informations
function getUrl() {
hostweburl = getQueryStringParameter("SPHostUrl");
appweburl = getQueryStringParameter("SPAppWebUrl");
hostweburl = decodeURIComponent(hostweburl);
appweburl = decodeURIComponent(appweburl).toString().replace("#", "");
var scriptbase = hostweburl + "/_layouts/15/";
$.getScript(scriptbase + "SP.RequestExecutor.js", execOperation);

// This function get list data from SharePoint
function execOperation() {
var factory = new SP.ProxyWebRequestExecutorFactory(appweburl);
appContextSite = new SP.AppContextSite(context, hostweburl);
web = appContextSite.get_web();
var camlQuery = new SP.CamlQuery();
list = web.get_lists().getByTitle("Post Reach");
listItems = list.getItems(camlQuery);
context.executeQueryAsync(onGetSPListSuccess, onGetSPListFail);

// This function is executed if the above call is successful
function onGetSPListSuccess() {
var chartlabel = '';
var chartdata1 = '';
var chartdata2 = '';
var barChartData = '';
var listEnumerator = listItems.getEnumerator();
chartlabel = "{\"labels\":[";
chartdata1 = "],\"datasets\":[{" +
"\"fillColor\":\"rgba(220,220,220,0.5)\"," +
"\"strokeColor\":\"rgba(220,220,220,0.8)\"," +
"\"highlightFill\":\"rgba(220,220,220,0.75)\"," +
"\"highlightStroke\":\"rgba(220,220,220,1)\"," +
chartdata2 = "]},{" +
"\"fillColor\":\"rgba(151,187,205,0.5)\"," +
"\"strokeColor\":\"rgba(151,187,205,0.8)\"," +
"\"highlightFill\":\"rgba(151,187,205,0.75)\"," +
"\"highlightStroke\":\"rgba(151,187,205,1)\"," +
while (listEnumerator.moveNext()) {
var listItem = listEnumerator.get_current();
chartlabel += "\"" + listItem.get_item("Title") + "\",";
chartdata1 += listItem.get_item("Facebook") + ",";
chartdata2 += listItem.get_item("Twitter") + ",";
chartlabel = chartlabel.replace(/,\s*$/, "");
chartdata1 = chartdata1.replace(/,\s*$/, "");
chartdata2 = chartdata2.replace(/,\s*$/, "");
var str = chartlabel + chartdata1 + chartdata2 + ']}]}';
barChartData = JSON.parse(str);
var ctx = document.getElementById("chartCanvas").getContext("2d");
window.myBar = new Chart(ctx).Bar(barChartData, { responsive: true });

// This function is executed if the above call fails
function onGetSPListFail(sender, args) {
alert('Failed to get list data. Error:' + args.get_message());

//This function split the url and trim the App and Host web URLs
function getQueryStringParameter(paramToRetrieve) {
var params =
for (var i = 0; i < params.length; i = i + 1) {
var singleParam = params[i].split("=");
if (singleParam[0] == paramToRetrieve)
return singleParam[1];
<%-- The following 4 lines are ASP.NET directives needed when using SharePoint components --%>

<%@ Page Inherits="Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages.WebPartPage, Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" MasterPageFile="~masterurl/default.master" Language="C#" %>

<%@ Register TagPrefix="Utilities" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities" Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="WebPartPages" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.WebPartPages" Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>
<%@ Register TagPrefix="SharePoint" Namespace="Microsoft.SharePoint.WebControls" Assembly="Microsoft.SharePoint, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" %>

<%-- The markup and script in the following Content element will be placed in the <head> of the page --%>
<asp:Content ContentPlaceHolderID="PlaceHolderAdditionalPageHead" runat="server">
<script type="text/javascript" src="../Scripts/jquery-1.9.1.min.js"></script>
 <SharePoint:ScriptLink Name="sp.js" runat="server" OnDemand="true" LoadAfterUI="true" Localizable="false" />
 <meta name="WebPartPageExpansion" content="full" />

 <!-- Add your CSS styles to the following file -->
 	<link rel="Stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../Content/App.css" />

 <!-- Add your JavaScript to the following file -->
 <script type="text/javascript" src="../Scripts/App.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="../Scripts/Chart.js"></script>

<%-- The markup in the following Content element will be placed in the TitleArea of the page --%>
<asp:Content ContentPlaceHolderID="PlaceHolderPageTitleInTitleArea" runat="server">
SPListItemCollection to JQuery Chart SharePoint Add In

<%-- The markup and script in the following Content element will be placed in the <body> of the page --%>
<asp:Content ContentPlaceHolderID="PlaceHolderMain" runat="server">
<div style="width: 50%">
<canvas id="chartCanvas" height="300" width="450"></canvas>

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3 thoughts on “SharePoint List to JQuery Chart SharePoint Add In

  1. Hi, I have managed to get list columns, but after I deployed my apps it shows below message:

    failed to get list data. error: access denied. you do not have permission to perform this action or access this resource



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