How To Create Bar Chart In PHP Codeigniter With Chart Js

How To Create Bar Chart In PHP Codeigniter With Chart Js

In this codeigniter and chart js tutorial, We will learn how to implement or draw bar in codeigniter application using chart js. How to fetch monthly wise records from MySQL database & using this record how to draw bar chart with chart js with php codeigniter.

We will fetch data monthly wise of the current year from php mysql database. Using this data we will draw the bar chart with chart js and php codeigniter.

We will also learn about some global configuration options that can be used to change the fonts and tooltips of different charts. In this tutorial, we will learn how to create bar charts in Chart.js with php mysql Codeigniter.

In PHP codeigniter or other framework Using chart js, we can draw many types of charts, like bar chart, area chart, line chart, pie chart etc.

We provide demo link at the end of article. Checkout the link.

Codeigniter Bar Chart Using Chart Js


  • Download Codeigniter Latest
  • Basic Configurations
  • Create Database With Table
  • Setup Database Credentials
  • Make New Controller
  • Create Views
  • Start Development server
  • Conclusion

Download Codeigniter Project

In this step we will download the latest version of Codeigniter, Go to this link Download Codeigniter download the fresh setup of codeigniter and unzip the setup in your local system xampp/htdocs/ . And change the download folder name “demo”

Basic Configurations

Next we will set the some basic configuration on config.php file, so let’s go to application/config/config.php and open this file on text editor.

Set Base URL like this

$config['base_url'] = 'http://localhost/demo/';

Create Database With Table

In this step, we need to create database name demo, so let’s open your phpmyadmin and create the database with the name demo . After successfully create a database, you can use the below sql query for creating a table in your database.

    id int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT COMMENT 'Primary Key',
    name varchar(100) NOT NULL COMMENT 'Name',
    email varchar(255) NOT NULL COMMENT 'Email Address',
    contact_no varchar(50) NOT NULL COMMENT 'Contact No',
    created_at varchar(20) NOT NULL COMMENT 'Created date',
    PRIMARY KEY (id)
  ) ENGINE=InnoDB DEFAULT CHARSET=latin1 COMMENT='datatable demo table' AUTO_INCREMENT=1;

Setup Database Credentials

In this step, We need to connect our project to database. we need to go application/config/ and open database.php file in text editor. After open the file in text editor, We need to setup database credential in this file like below.

$db['default'] = array(
  'dsn' => '',
  'hostname' => 'localhost',
  'username' => 'root',
  'password' => '',
  'database' => 'demo',
  'dbdriver' => 'mysqli',
  'dbprefix' => '',
  'pconnect' => FALSE,
  'db_debug' => (ENVIRONMENT !== 'production'),
  'cache_on' => FALSE,
  'cachedir' => '',
  'char_set' => 'utf8',
  'dbcollat' => 'utf8_general_ci',
  'swap_pre' => '',
  'encrypt' => FALSE,
  'compress' => FALSE,
  'stricton' => FALSE,
  'failover' => array(),
  'save_queries' => TRUE

Create Controller

Now we need to create a controller name Chart.php. In this controller we will create some method/function. We will build some of the methods like :

  • Index() – This is used to fetch the record from database and pass the data to view.

defined('BASEPATH') OR exit('No direct script access allowed');

class Chart extends CI_Controller {

    public function __construct() {
    // load model
     public function bar_chart() {
      $query =  $this->db->query("SELECT COUNT(id) as count,MONTHNAME(created_at) as month_name FROM users WHERE YEAR(created_at) = '" . date('Y') . "'
      GROUP BY YEAR(created_at),MONTH(created_at)"); 

      $record = $query->result();
      $data = [];

      foreach($record as $row) {
            $data['label'][] = $row->month_name;
            $data['data'][] = (int) $row->count;
      $data['chart_data'] = json_encode($data);

In this controller function, we fatch the record from database for showing the data on bar chart.

Create Views

Now we need to create bar_chart.php, go to application/views/ folder and create bar_chart.php file. Here put the below html code for showing data on bar charts.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <title>ChartJS - bar</title>
  <!-- Latest CSS -->
 <link rel="stylesheet" href="">
  <div class="chart-container">
    <div class="bar-chart-container">
      <canvas id="bar-chart"></canvas>

  <!-- javascript -->
   <script src=""></script>
   <script src=""></script> 

Implement Javascript code

Finally we will implement javascript code for showing a data on bar chart. Now we will put the code on script tag after the closing of body tag.

      //get the bar chart canvas
      var cData = JSON.parse(`<?php echo $chart_data; ?>`);
      var ctx = $("#bar-chart");

      //bar chart data
      var data = {
        labels: cData.label,
        datasets: [
            label: cData.label,
            backgroundColor: [
            borderColor: [
            borderWidth: [1, 1, 1, 1, 1,1,1,1, 1, 1, 1,1,1]

      var options = {
        responsive: true,
        title: {
          display: true,
          position: "top",
          text: "Monthly Registered Users Count",
          fontSize: 18,
          fontColor: "#111"
        legend: {
          display: true,
          position: "bottom",
          labels: {
            fontColor: "#333",
            fontSize: 16

      //create bar Chart class object
      var chart1 = new Chart(ctx, {
        type: "bar",
        data: data,
        options: options


In this script code, we have intialize the chart bar with php codeigniter and set the data on it using chart js.

Start Development server

For start development server, Go to the browser and hit below the url.



In this chart js and codeigniter tutorial, We have successfully fetch the last week record from database of the current month and implement on the bar charts using Chart Js.

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My name is Devendra Dode. I am a full-stack developer, entrepreneur, and owner of I like writing tutorials and tips that can help other developers. I share tutorials of PHP, Javascript, JQuery, Laravel, Codeigniter, Vue JS, Angular JS, React Js, WordPress and Bootstrap from a starting stage.

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