Can someone suggest me to create a Donut chart in the lightning component? Here in a custom object, I have a field having values that are like 1 to 100 %. Based on the percentage I want to show in chart form. Can you help with any examples or suggestions?

In the controller, I am trying to do database.query, which it fetching account 2 fields. But when i tried to fetch those fields value am getting null value.

public static Integer computePercentage(String sObjectName, String recordId, String totalValueFieldName, String actualValueFieldName){
    Integer retVal = 0 ;
    String query = null;

    if(totalValueFieldName != null && totalValueFieldName.trim() != '' &&  actualValueFieldName != null && actualValueFieldName.trim() != '' ){
        query = 'SELECT '+totalValueFieldName+', '+actualValueFieldName+' FROM '+sObjectName+' WHERE Customer_ID__c = \'' +recordId+ '\'';
        system.debug('First query 36 --- '+query);

    if(query != null){
        system.debug('query -- 44 '+query);
            List<SObject> lstObj = Database.query(query);
            system.debug('lstObj -- '+lstObj);
            if(lstObj.size() > 0){
                Decimal totalVal = 0;
                Decimal actualVal = 0; 

                if(totalValueFieldName != null && totalValueFieldName.trim() != ''){ 
                    system.debug('totalValueFieldName top -- '+totalValueFieldName);
                    system.debug('lstObj[0].get  totalValueFieldName top -- '+lstObj[0].get(totalValueFieldName));
                    totalVal = Decimal.valueOf(String.valueOf(lstObj[0].get(totalValueFieldName)));

                actualVal = Decimal.valueOf(String.valueOf(lstObj[0].get(actualValueFieldName)));                     
                //Means only 1 API Name was supplied and field type is percentage
                if(totalVal == 0){
                    retVal = Integer.valueOf(actualVal );
                }else if (actualVal > 0){
                    retVal = Integer.valueOf( ( actualVal / totalVal ) * 100 );  
        }catch(Exception e){
            system.debug('Exception caused--- '+e+ 'Line number -- '+e.getLineNumber());

    return retVal;        
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Thank you.

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2 Answers 2


There are several ways for you to accomplish this. One option will be to get a chart.js and add it to your static resources. I have a few and you could start with this one Chart.js

Get this one:

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On your org go to Static Resources and insert the js. Set up -> Custom Code -> Static Resources -> New

Name: Chartjs

Choose the js file that we downloaded from the link above and save the new static resource.

We have the basic chart js that we can import and use in our component.

This is an example that can get you started:

Apex Controller:

public class GraphController {

public List<LineChartVar> myLineChartVarList;

public class LineChartVar {
    String label;
    Integer firstValue;
    Integer secondValue;

    public LineChartVar(String a, Integer b, Integer c) {
        label = a;
        firstValue = b;
        secondValue = c;

public static Map<String, Integer> getChartMap() {
    Map<String, Integer> mp = new Map<String, Integer>();
    mp.put('Jan', 45);
    mp.put('Feb', 50);
    mp.put('Mar', 30);
    mp.put('Apr', 36);
    mp.put('May', 42);
    mp.put('Jun', 39);
    mp.put('Jul', 41);
    mp.put('Aug', 36);
    mp.put('Sep', 43);
    mp.put('Oct', 45);
    mp.put('Nov', 33);
    mp.put('Dec', 53);

    return mp;

public static String getLineChartMap() {
    List<LineChartVar> myLineChartVarList = new List<LineChartVar>();

    myLineChartVarList.add(new LineChartVar('2010', 10, 12));
    myLineChartVarList.add(new LineChartVar('2011', 12, 15));
    myLineChartVarList.add(new LineChartVar('2012', 17, 19));
    myLineChartVarList.add(new LineChartVar('2013', 19, 17));
    myLineChartVarList.add(new LineChartVar('2014', 21, 15));
    myLineChartVarList.add(new LineChartVar('2015', 17, 20));
    myLineChartVarList.add(new LineChartVar('2016', 18, 16));
    return JSON.serialize(myLineChartVarList);


    <aura:component description="DataVisualization" controller="GraphController"
                implements="flexipage:availableForAllPageTypes" access="global">
  <div class="slds-box slds-theme--default">
    <ltng:require scripts="{!$Resource.Chartjs}" afterScriptsLoaded="{!c.ctr}"/>

    <div class="slds-col slds-size--1-of-1 slds-small-size--1-of-2 slds-medium-size--3-of-4">
      <canvas aura:id="barChart" id="barChart"/>
    <div class="slds-col slds-size--1-of-1 slds-small-size--1-of-2 slds-medium-size--3-of-4">
      <canvas aura:id="lineChart" id="lineChart"/>

Component Controller

  ctr : function(cmp, event, helper) {
    var temp = [];
    var temp2 = [];
    var action1 = cmp.get("c.getLineChartMap");
    var action = cmp.get("c.getChartMap");
    action.setCallback(this, function(response){
      if(response.getState() === 'SUCCESS' && response.getReturnValue()){
        temp = response.getReturnValue();
        helper.createGraph(cmp, temp);
    action1.setCallback(this, function(response){
      if(response.getState() === 'SUCCESS' && response.getReturnValue()){
        temp2 = JSON.parse(response.getReturnValue());
        helper.createLineGraph(cmp, temp2);


  createGraph : function(cmp, temp) {

    var dataMap = {"chartLabels": Object.keys(temp),
      "chartData": Object.values(temp)

    var el = cmp.find('barChart').getElement();
    var ctx = el.getContext('2d');

    new Chart(ctx, {
      type: 'bar',
      data: {
        labels: dataMap.chartLabels,
        datasets: [
            label: "Payments History",
            backgroundColor: "rgba(153,255,51,0.5)",
            data: dataMap.chartData
  createLineGraph : function(cmp, temp) {

    var label = [];
    var firstValue = [];
    var secondValue = [];

    for(var a=0; a< temp.length; a++){
    var el = cmp.find('lineChart').getElement();
    var ctx = el.getContext('2d');

    new Chart(ctx, {
      type: 'line',
      data: {
        labels: label,
        datasets: [{
          label: 'USD Sent',
          data: firstValue,
          backgroundColor: "rgba(153,255,51,0.4)"
        }, {
          label: 'USD Recieved',
          data: secondValue,
          backgroundColor: "rgba(255,153,0,0.4)"



If you add you component to a page you will see something like this:

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If you go to the Helper and change the first type bar:

type: 'bar' to type: 'doughnut' and after saving you check again you get this:

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So as you can see you can play around and make the changes you want. The Apex controller can be also modified to suit your needs.

Check this site as well.


If it's just one percentage (or perhaps even one per field), you could build one without any external libraries. Here's an example:


<aura:component implements="force:hasRecordId,flexipage:availableForRecordHome">
    <aura:attribute name="apiField" type="String" default="Id" access="global" />

    <aura:attribute name="record" type="Map" access="private" />
    <aura:attribute name="fields" type="List" access="private" default="['Id']" />
    <aura:attribute name="progressValue" type="Integer" access="private" />
    <aura:attribute name="chartAvailable" type="Boolean" access="private" default="{!false}" />

    <aura:handler name="init" value="{!this}" action="{!c.init}" />

    <force:recordData recordId="{!v.recordId}" fields="{!v.fields}" targetFields="{!v.record}" recordUpdated="{!c.showChart}" />

    <aura:if isTrue="{!v.chartAvailable}">
        <lightning:progressRing value="{!v.progressValue}" />
        <aura:set attribute="else">
            <lightning:spinner />



    init: function(component, event, helper) {
        component.set("v.fields", [component.get("v.apiField")]);
    showChart: function(component, event, helper) {
        component.set("v.chartAvailable", true);


<design:component >
    <design:attribute name="apiField" label="Field Name" description="The API Name of the field to display." />

You could add extra features to make it larger/smaller, change the order of the ring, add multiple fields, or almost anything else you can imagine. You can then add this to your record page for any object using the Lightning App Builder.

Feel free to check out the documentation for more information.

  • Thank you @sfdcfox and Carlos Naranjo for your inputs. It helped a lot in working with charts. Here I am using the another functionality. There am getting the error for fetching account field from database.query(query) result. Can you suggest me what is the issue.
    – Aryan
    Commented Feb 28, 2020 at 20:00
  • @Aryan I would need more info to tell you more.
    – sfdcfox
    Commented Feb 28, 2020 at 20:08
  • i just updated the issue. Can you check once.
    – Aryan
    Commented Feb 28, 2020 at 20:23

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