Simple widget to render doughnut charts on Dashing
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Simple Dashing widget (and associated job) to render doughnut charts. Uses Chart.js library.


Download the latest v2.x.x release of Chart.bundle.min.js from and copy it into assets/javascripts. Make sure to remove any older versions of Chart.js from the assets/javascripts folder.

NOTE: dashing-doughnutchart is compatible with v2 of Chart.js. If you still want to use the older version of Chart.js, you need to download the latest v1 of Chart.min.js and install v1.0 of this widget. Although, remember that older versions are not maintained anymore.


Create the directory widgets/doughnut_chart and copy this widget's files into that folder.

Add the following code on the desired dashboard:

<li data-row="2" data-col="3" data-sizex="1" data-sizey="1">
  <div data-id="doughnutchart" data-view ="DoughnutChart" data-title="Doughnut Chart" data-moreinfo=""></div>

Create your doughnut chart job my_doughnutchart_job.rb:

# Note: change this to obtain your chart data from some external source
labels = [ 'Jan', 'Feb', 'Mar' ]
data = [
    data: { rand(30) },
    backgroundColor: [
    hoverBackgroundColor: [
options = { }

send_event('doughnutchart', { labels: labels, datasets: data, options: options })

Title Position

By default the title will be displayed on the top of the widget. If you prefer to move it to the center, change the $title-position variable on the SCSS file. Example:

$title-position:    center;


You can also adjust the chart's margins: top, left, right and bottom. By default they are all 0 (pixels) to use the whole available space. But if needed you can change their value using the data- attributes. Example:

<li data-row="2" data-col="1" data-sizex="2" data-sizey="1">
  <div data-id="doughnutchart" data-view ="DoughnutChart" data-left-margin="5" data-top-margin="10"></div>

If not set, both right and bottom margins will be equal to left and top margins respectively. This is likely what you want to keep the chart centered within the widget. If not, set their values also using the data- attributes:

<li data-row="2" data-col="1" data-sizex="2" data-sizey="1">
  <div data-id="doughnutchart" data-view ="DoughnutChart" data-right-margin="10" data-bottom-margin="5"></div>



This widget is released under the MIT License.

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