Saturday, 23 June 2018

How to use Google Chart API in Laravel

Now a days Google has provide us different type of popular API like Google map, Google chart, Google Analytics etc. From all this API Google charts API is widely used for creating or build different type of chart and this is very simple to integrate with our existing web application. So, in this post we are going to create pie chart by using Google Chart API in Laravel application.

This Google charts API provide us different type of charts like Area chart, Bar chart, Line Chart, Column chart, Geo chart etc. In this blog we will use Pie chart of Google Chart library and display data in stylish graphical format. For How to use Google chart library in your laravel application, you have to just follow following step.

Step 1 : Database

For build Pie chart for that we want to required some data in our database. So here we have one tbl_employee table. In this table we have insert some employee data. From this data we want to display how many percentage of male and female employee working.

-- Database: `testing`

-- --------------------------------------------------------

-- Table structure for table `tbl_employee`

CREATE TABLE `tbl_employee` (
  `id` int(11) NOT NULL,
  `name` varchar(50) NOT NULL,
  `address` text NOT NULL,
  `gender` varchar(10) NOT NULL,
  `designation` varchar(100) NOT NULL,
  `age` int(11) NOT NULL

-- Dumping data for table `tbl_employee`

INSERT INTO `tbl_employee` (`id`, `name`, `address`, `gender`, `designation`, `age`) VALUES
(1, 'Bruce Tom', '656 Edsel Road\r\nSherman Oaks, CA 91403', 'Male', 'Driver', 36),
(5, 'Clara Gilliam', '63 Woodridge Lane\r\nMemphis, TN 38138', 'Female', 'Programmer', 24),
(6, 'Barbra K. Hurley', '1241 Canis Heights Drive\r\nLos Angeles, CA 90017', 'Female', 'Service technician', 26),
(7, 'Antonio J. Forbes', '403 Snyder Avenue\r\nCharlotte, NC 28208', 'Male', 'Faller', 32),
(8, 'Charles D. Horst', '1636 Walnut Hill Drive\r\nCincinnati, OH 45202', 'Male', 'Financial investigator', 29),
(175, 'Ronald D. Colella', '1571 Bingamon Branch Road, Barrington, IL 60010', 'Male', 'Top executive', 32),
(174, 'Martha B. Tomlinson', '4005 Bird Spring Lane, Houston, TX 77002', 'Female', 'Systems programmer', 38),
(161, 'Glenda J. Stewart', '3482 Pursglove Court, Rossburg, OH 45362', 'Female', 'Cost consultant', 28),
(162, 'Jarrod D. Jones', '3827 Bingamon Road, Garfield Heights, OH 44125', 'Male', 'Manpower development advisor', 64),
(163, 'William C. Wright', '2653 Pyramid Valley Road, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404', 'Male', 'Political geographer', 33),
(178, 'Sara K. Ebert', '1197 Nelm Street\r\nMc Lean, VA 22102', 'Female', 'Billing machine operator', 50),
(177, 'Patricia L. Scott', '1584 Dennison Street\r\nModesto, CA 95354', 'Female', 'Urban and regional planner', 54),
(179, 'James K. Ridgway', '3462 Jody Road\r\nWayne, PA 19088', 'Female', 'Recreation leader', 41),
(180, 'Stephen A. Crook', '448 Deercove Drive\r\nDallas, TX 75201', 'Male', 'Optical goods worker', 36),
(181, 'Kimberly J. Ellis', '4905 Holt Street\r\nFort Lauderdale, FL 33301', 'Male', 'Dressing room attendant', 24),
(182, 'Elizabeth N. Bradley', '1399 Randall Drive\r\nHonolulu, HI 96819', 'Female', ' Software quality assurance analyst', 25),
(183, 'Steve John', '108, Vile Parle, CL', 'Male', 'Software Engineer', 29),
(184, 'Marks Johnson', '021, Big street, NY', 'Male', 'Head of IT', 41),
(185, 'Mak Pub', '1462 Juniper Drive\r\nBreckenridge, MI 48612', 'Male', 'Mental health counselor', 40),
(186, 'Louis C. Charmis', '1462 Juniper Drive\r\nBreckenridge, MI 48612', 'Male', 'Mental health counselor', 40);

-- Indexes for dumped tables

-- Indexes for table `tbl_employee`
ALTER TABLE `tbl_employee`

-- AUTO_INCREMENT for dumped tables

-- AUTO_INCREMENT for table `tbl_employee`
ALTER TABLE `tbl_employee`

Step 2: Set Route

This is second steps and in this steps we have to set route for create view in browser. For this we have to open routes/webs.php file and write following route code in it.


Route::get('/laravel_google_chart', 'LaravelGoogleGraph@index');


Step 3: Make Controller

In this step first we have create Controller in our Laravel application. For this we have to go to command prompt and write following command.

php artisan make:controller LaravelGoogleGraph

Above command will make controller in app/Http/Controllers/LaravelGoogleGraphp.php We have to open this controller and create index() method in it for fetch data from mysql table and convert into json string and lastly it will send that data to view file. For this process you can find source code below.


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use DB;

class LaravelGoogleGraph extends Controller
    function index()
     $data = DB::table('tbl_employee')
        DB::raw('gender as gender'),
        DB::raw('count(*) as number'))
     $array[] = ['Gender', 'Number'];
     foreach($data as $key => $value)
      $array[++$key] = [$value->gender, $value->number];
     return view('google_pie_chart')->with('gender', json_encode($array));

Step 4: Make View File

This last step for how to use Google Chart API in Laravel and in this step we have to make view file google_pie_chart.blade.php in resources/views folder. This is our output which will display chart on web page in browser. In this file we have write javascript code for generate pie chart by using Google Chart API and data has been get from Laravel controller.

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <title>Make Google Pie Chart in Laravel</title>
  <script src=""></script>
  <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="" />
  <style type="text/css">
    margin:0 auto;
  <script type="text/javascript">
   var analytics = <?php echo $gender; ?>

   google.charts.load('current', {'packages':['corechart']});


   function drawChart()
    var data = google.visualization.arrayToDataTable(analytics);
    var options = {
     title : 'Percentage of Male and Female Employee'
    var chart = new google.visualization.PieChart(document.getElementById('pie_chart'));
    chart.draw(data, options);
  <br />
  <div class="container">
   <h3 align="center">Make Google Pie Chart in Laravel</h3><br />
   <div class="panel panel-default">
    <div class="panel-heading">
     <h3 class="panel-title">Percentage of Male and Female Employee</h3>
    <div class="panel-body" align="center">
     <div id="pie_chart" style="width:750px; height:450px;">


So, this is complete step by step process for How to integrate Google Charts API in Laravel Application and build pie charts in Laravel application by using Google Charts Library.


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