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Google Chart Tools with PHP & MySQl

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Questions:

I’m trying to create a chart using the Google Visualization API, with PHP & MySQL in the background.

What I’m doing is:

  • getting the data from db using PHP / SQL

    $sth = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM Chart");
    
  • creating JSON with PHP

    $rows = array();
    
    while($r = mysql_fetch_assoc($sth)) {
      $rows[] = $r;
    }
    
    $jdata = json_encode($rows);
    
  • and then feeding Google Visualization API with JSON

    var data = new google.visualization.DataTable(<?php echo $jdata ?>); 
    

Just to make sure the JSON is actually in the correct format I did:

$jdata = json_encode($rows);
print $jdata;

which returned:

[{"id":"1","quarters":"1","salary":"1250"},{"id":"2","quarters":"2","salary":"2500"},{"id":"3","quarters":"3","salary":"4526"},{"id":"4","quarters":"4","salary":"4569"}] 

So,

  • db connection is OK.
  • creating JSON from PHP array is OK.
  • JSON format is OK.

Firebug is returning an error saying:

Table has no columns.
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The question is how can I create columns from JSON data?

UPDATE:

Code used to create the graph below:

// SQL Query
$sth = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM Chart");
//$rows = array();

while($r = mysql_fetch_assoc($sth)) {
   if(!isset($google_JSON)){    
     $google_JSON = "{cols: [";    
     $column = array_keys($r);
     foreach($column as $key=>$value){
         $google_JSON_cols[]="{id: '".$key."', label: '".$value."'}";
     }    
     $google_JSON .= implode(",",$google_JSON_cols)."],rows: [";       
   }
   $google_JSON_rows[] = "{c:[{v: '".$r['id']."'}, {v: '".$r['quarters']."'}, {v: '".$r['salary']."'}]}";
}    

// you may need to change the above into a function that loops through rows, with $r['id'] etc, referring to the fields you want to inject..

$data = $google_JSON.implode(",",$google_JSON_rows)."]}";

Output HTML CODE:

        <!-- load Google AJAX API -->
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.google.com/jsapi"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">  
        //load the Google Visualization API and the chart  
        google.load('visualization', '1', {'packages':['columnchart']});  

        //set callback  
        google.setOnLoadCallback (createChart);  

        //callback function  
        function createChart() {  

            //create data table object  
            var data = new google.visualization.DataTable({cols: [{id: '0', label: 'id'},{id: '1', label: 'quarters'},{id: '2', label: 'salary'}],rows: [{c:[{v: '1'}, {v: '1'}, {v: '1250'}]},{c:[{v: '2'}, {v: '2'}, {v: '2500'}]},{c:[{v: '3'}, {v: '3'}, {v: '4526'}]},{c:[{v: '4'}, {v: '4'}, {v: '4569'}]}]});  

            //instantiate our chart objects  
            var chart = new google.visualization.ColumnChart (document.getElementById('chart'));  

            //define options for visualization  
            var options = {width: 400, height: 240, is3D: true, title: 'Company Earnings'};  

            //draw our chart  
            chart.draw(data, options);  

        }  
    </script>

    <div id="chart"></div>

When using the code above the script is creating the graph, but something is wrong there

How to&Answers:

Per the docs, have you tried establishing the column references and data seperately?

var data = new google.visualization.DataTable();
data.addColumn('string', 'Task');
data.addColumn('number', 'Hours per Day');
data.addRows([
  ['Work', 11],
  ['Eat', 2],
  ['Commute', 2],
  ['Watch TV', 2],
  ['Sleep', {v:7, f:'7.000'}]
]);

To format into the correct JSON for the object, you can set it up as follows:

while($r = mysql_fetch_assoc($sth)) {
   if(!isset($google_JSON)){    
     $google_JSON = "{cols: [";    
     $column = array_keys($r);
     foreach($column as $key=>$value){
         $google_JSON_cols[]="{id: '".$key."', label: '".$value."'}";
     }    
     $google_JSON .= implode(",",$google_JSON_cols)."],rows: [";       
   }
   $google_JSON_rows[] = "{c:[{v: '".$r['id']."'}, {v: ".$r['quarters']."}, {v: ".$r['salary']."}]}";
}    
// you may need to change the above into a function that loops through rows, with $r['id'] etc, referring to the fields you want to inject..
echo $google_JSON.implode(",",$google_JSON_rows)."]}";

Answer:

Complete Working Example: PHP/MYSQL/Google Chart/JSON

PHP MySQL Google Chart JSON – Complete Example