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Category Axis

Category axis are used to represent, the string values instead of numbers.

Source
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index.ts
index.html
import { Chart, ColumnSeries, Category } from '@syncfusion/ej2-charts';
Chart.Inject(ColumnSeries, Category);
let chartData: any[] = [
      { country: "USA", gold: 50 },
      { country: "China", gold: 40 },
      { country: "Japan", gold: 70 },
      { country: "Australia", gold: 60 },
      { country: "France", gold: 50 },
      { country: "Germany", gold: 40 },
      { country: "Italy", gold: 40 },
      { country: "Sweden", gold: 30 }
];
let chart: Chart = new Chart({
    primaryXAxis: {
        //Category in primary X Axis
        valueType: 'Category',
    },
    series:[{
        dataSource: chartData,
        xName: 'country', yName: 'gold',
        type: 'Column'
    }],

}, '#element');
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>EJ2 Animation</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <div id='container'>
        <div id='element'></div>
    </div>
</body>

</html>

Note: To use category axis, we need to inject Category module using Chart.Inject(Category) method and set the valueType of axis to Category.

Labels Placement

By default, category labels are placed between the ticks in an axis, this can also be placed on ticks using labelPlacement property.

Source
Preview
index.ts
index.html
import { Chart, ColumnSeries, Category } from '@syncfusion/ej2-charts';
import { categoryData } from './datasource.ts';
Chart.Inject(ColumnSeries, Category);

let chart: Chart = new Chart({
    primaryXAxis: {
        valueType: 'Category',
        // label placement as on ticks
        labelPlacement: 'OnTicks',
    },
    series:[{
        dataSource: categoryData,
        xName: 'country', yName: 'gold',
        type: 'Column'
    }],

}, '#element');
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>EJ2 Animation</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <div id='container'>
        <div id='element'></div>
    </div>
</body>

</html>

Range

Range of the category axis can be customized using minimum, maximum and interval property of the axis.

Source
Preview
index.ts
index.html
import { Chart, ColumnSeries, Category } from '@syncfusion/ej2-charts';
import { categoryData } from './datasource.ts';
Chart.Inject(ColumnSeries, Category);

let chart: Chart = new Chart({
    primaryXAxis: {
        valueType: 'Category',
        interval: 2, minimum: 1, maximum: 5
    },
    series:[{
        dataSource: categoryData,
        xName: 'country', yName: 'gold',
        type: 'Column'
    }],

}, '#element');
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>EJ2 Animation</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <div id='container'>
        <div id='element'></div>
    </div>
</body>

</html>

Indexed category axis

Category axis also can be rendered based on the index values of data source. This can be achieved by defining the isIndexed property to true in the axis.

Source
Preview
index.ts
index.html
import { Chart, ColumnSeries, Category } from '@syncfusion/ej2-charts';
import { categoryData } from './datasource.ts';
Chart.Inject(ColumnSeries, Category);

let chart: Chart = new Chart({
    primaryXAxis: {
        valueType: 'Category',
        isIndexed: true
    },
     //Initializing Chart Series
        series: [
            {
                type: 'Column',
                dataSource: [{ x: 'Myanmar', y: 7.3 }, { x: 'India', y: 7.9 }, { x: 'Bangladesh', y: 6.8 }, { x: 'Cambodia', y: 7.0 }, { x: 'China', y: 6.9 }],
                xName: 'x', yName: 'y',
            },
            {
                type: 'Column',
                dataSource: [{ x: 'Poland', y: 2.7 },{ x: 'Australia', y: 2.5 },{ x: 'Singapore', y: 2.0 },{ x: 'Canada', y: 1.4 },{ x: 'Germany', y: 1.8 }],
                xName: 'x',yName: 'y',
            }],

}, '#element');
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">

<head>
    <title>EJ2 Animation</title>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0" />
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls" />
    <meta name="author" content="Syncfusion" />
    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet" />
    <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/systemjs/0.19.38/system.js"></script>
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
    <div id='loader'>Loading....</div>
    <div id='container'>
        <div id='element'></div>
    </div>
</body>

</html>