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Types of Data in JavaScript (ES5) Range Navigator control

15 Oct 2021 / 7 minutes to read

Numeric

The numeric scale is used to represent the numeric values of data in a Range Selector. By default, the valueType of a Range Selector is Double.

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var range = new ej.charts.RangeNavigator({
    valueType: 'DateTime', 
    value: [new Date('2017-09-01'), new Date('2018-02-01')],
    labelFormat: 'MMM-yy',
    series: [{
                dataSource: datasrc, xName: 'x', yName: 'y', type: 'Area', width: 2,
            }],
});
range.appendTo('#element');
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Range

The minimum and the maximum of the scale will be calculated automatically based on the provided data. It can be customized by using the minimum, maximum, and interval properties.

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var range = new ej.charts.RangeNavigator({
    valueType: 'DateTime', 
    value: [new Date('2017-09-01'), new Date('2018-02-01')],
    labelFormat: 'MMM-yy',
    series: [{
                dataSource: datasrc, xName: 'x', yName: 'y', type: 'Area', width: 2,
            }],
});
range.appendTo('#element');
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<!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://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <div id="container" style="margin-top: 125px">
        <div id="element"></div>
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Label Format

The numeric labels can be formatted using the labelFormat property and it supports all the globalized formats.

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var range = new ej.charts.RangeNavigator({
    valueType: 'DateTime', 
    value: [new Date('2017-09-01'), new Date('2018-02-01')],
    labelFormat: 'MMM-yy',
    series: [{
                dataSource: datasrc, xName: 'x', yName: 'y', type: 'Area', width: 2,
            }],
});
range.appendTo('#element');
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<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
    <title>EJ2 Animation</title>
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    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
    <meta name="description" content="Typescript UI Controls">
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    <link href="index.css" rel="stylesheet">
    
    
<script src="https://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <div id="container" style="margin-top: 125px">
        <div id="element"></div>
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

The following table describes the result of applying some commonly used label formats on numeric values.

Label Value Label Format property value Result Description
1000 n1 1000.0 The Number is rounded to 1 decimal place
1000 n2 1000.00 The Number is rounded to 2 decimal place
1000 n3 1000.000 The Number is rounded to 3 decimal place
0.01 p1 1.0% The Number is converted to percentage with 1 decimal place
0.01 p2 1.00% The Number is converted to percentage with 2 decimal place
0.01 p3 1.000% The Number is converted to percentage with 3 decimal place
1000 c1 $1,000.0 The Currency symbol is appended to number and number is rounded to 1 decimal place
1000 c2 $1,000.00 The Currency symbol is appended to number and number is rounded to 2 decimal place

Custom Label Format

The Range Selector also supports the Custom Label formats using the placeholders such as {value}$, in which the value represents the axis label, e.g. 20$.

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var range = new ej.charts.RangeNavigator({
    valueType: 'DateTime', 
    value: [new Date('2017-09-01'), new Date('2018-02-01')],
    labelFormat: 'MMM-yy',
    series: [{
                dataSource: datasrc, xName: 'x', yName: 'y', type: 'Area', width: 2,
            }],
});
range.appendTo('#element');
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    <title>EJ2 Animation</title>
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    <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://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <div id="container" style="margin-top: 125px">
        <div id="element"></div>
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Logarithmic Axis

The Logarithmic supports the logarithmic scale, and it is used to visualize the data when the Range Selector has numerical values in both the lower (e.g.: 10-6) and the higher (e.g.: 106) orders of the magnitude.

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var range = new ej.charts.RangeNavigator({
    valueType: 'DateTime', 
    value: [new Date('2017-09-01'), new Date('2018-02-01')],
    labelFormat: 'MMM-yy',
    series: [{
                dataSource: datasrc, xName: 'x', yName: 'y', type: 'Area', width: 2,
            }],
});
range.appendTo('#element');
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<!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://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <div id="container" style="margin-top: 125px">
        <div id="element"></div>
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

To use logarithmic scale, inject the Logarithmic module using the RangeNavigator.Inject(Logarithmic) method, and then set the valueType to Logarithmic.

Range

The minimum and the maximum of the Range Selector will be calculated automatically based on the provided data. It can be customized by using the minimum, maximum, and interval properties.

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var range = new ej.charts.RangeNavigator({
    valueType: 'DateTime', 
    value: [new Date('2017-09-01'), new Date('2018-02-01')],
    labelFormat: 'MMM-yy',
    series: [{
                dataSource: datasrc, xName: 'x', yName: 'y', type: 'Area', width: 2,
            }],
});
range.appendTo('#element');
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<!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://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <div id="container" style="margin-top: 125px">
        <div id="element"></div>
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Logarithmic Base

The Logarithmic Base can be customized using the logBase property. The default value of this property is 10.

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var range = new ej.charts.RangeNavigator({
    valueType: 'DateTime', 
    value: [new Date('2017-09-01'), new Date('2018-02-01')],
    labelFormat: 'MMM-yy',
    series: [{
                dataSource: datasrc, xName: 'x', yName: 'y', type: 'Area', width: 2,
            }],
});
range.appendTo('#element');
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<!DOCTYPE html><html lang="en"><head>
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    <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://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <div id="container" style="margin-top: 125px">
        <div id="element"></div>
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Date-time

The Range Selector supports the DateTime scale and displays the DateTime values as labels in the specified format.

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var range = new ej.charts.RangeNavigator({
    valueType: 'DateTime', 
    value: [new Date('2017-09-01'), new Date('2018-02-01')],
    labelFormat: 'MMM-yy',
    series: [{
                dataSource: datasrc, xName: 'x', yName: 'y', type: 'Area', width: 2,
            }],
});
range.appendTo('#element');
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<!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://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <div id="container" style="margin-top: 125px">
        <div id="element"></div>
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Date-time Range navigator supports date-time scale and displays date-time values as a labels in the specified format.

Interval Customization

The DateTime intervals can be customized using the interval and the intervalType properties of the Range Selector. For example, if the interval is set to 2 and the intervalType is set to years, the interval will be considered to be 2 years.

DateTime supports the following interval types:

  • Auto
  • Years
  • Quarter
  • Months
  • Weeks
  • Days
  • Hours
  • Minutes
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var range = new ej.charts.RangeNavigator({
    valueType: 'DateTime', 
    value: [new Date('2017-09-01'), new Date('2018-02-01')],
    labelFormat: 'MMM-yy',
    series: [{
                dataSource: datasrc, xName: 'x', yName: 'y', type: 'Area', width: 2,
            }],
});
range.appendTo('#element');
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<!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://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <div id="container" style="margin-top: 125px">
        <div id="element"></div>
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

Label Format

The labelFormat property is used to format and parse the date to all globalize format.

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var range = new ej.charts.RangeNavigator({
    valueType: 'DateTime', 
    value: [new Date('2017-09-01'), new Date('2018-02-01')],
    labelFormat: 'MMM-yy',
    series: [{
                dataSource: datasrc, xName: 'x', yName: 'y', type: 'Area', width: 2,
            }],
});
range.appendTo('#element');
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<!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://cdn.syncfusion.com/ej2/dist/ej2.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</head>

<body>
    
    <div id="container" style="margin-top: 125px">
        <div id="element"></div>
    </div>


<script>
var ele = document.getElementById('container');
if(ele) {
    ele.style.visibility = "visible";
 }   
        </script>
<script src="index.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
</body></html>

The following table shows the results of applying some common DateTime formats to the labelFormat property.

Label Value Label Format Property Value Result Description
new Date(2000, 03, 10) EEEE Monday The Date is displayed in day format
new Date(2000, 03, 10) yMd 04/10/2000 The Date is displayed in month/date/year format
new Date(2000, 03, 10) MMM Apr The Shorthand month for the date is displayed
new Date(2000, 03, 10) hm 12:00 AM Time of the date value is displayed as label
new Date(2000, 03, 10) hms 12:00:00 AM The Label is displayed in hours:minutes:seconds format