[EXTENSION] Open Flash Chart 2

Hello, colleagues.

I would like to introduce my new extension for Yii framework.

Briefly: with this extension you can easy make beauty charts on pages of your Yii application.

More complex story and examples you can find here:


and here:


Any feedback is appreciated.

P.S. I can’t attach archive with extension to this post, you can download it at http://summercode.ru…art2-0.1.tar.gz

P.P.S. How to add this extension to the Yii extensions repository? (I think this question to Quiang)

very very nice extension! I will use it :)

Only one thing:

for usability purpose, if the user has flash disabled you have to show an image that render the flash data information ( like google finance is doing ).

I hope you understand what I was trying to explain :D

Gimme some feedback on this thing :)


I'll be think about realization of this functionality.

Nice extension!!

But I'm looking for pie chart… I not found this chart on your example…


I'm just forget to make this type of chart in my example page, in my during project I using this code for pie charts:



Data array must be like this:

$data = array(


  'stats' => array(

    'dataField1Value' => 8765,

    'dataField2Value' => 324,

    'dataField3Value' => 987,

    'dataField4Value' => 235),



$flashChart = Yii::createComponent('application.extensions.openflashchart2.EOFC2');

foreach($monthsStats as $data)


	$gData = array();

	$gData[1]['value'] = $data['stats']['dataField1Value']; // here you get a value from $data array;

	$gData[1]['label'] = 'dataField1Label'; // here you set a name of label

	$gData[2]['value'] = $data['stats']['dataField2Value'];

	$gData[2]['label'] = 'dataField2Label';

	$gData[3]['value'] = $data['stats']['dataField3Value'];

	$gData[3]['label'] = 'dataField3Label';

	$gData[4]['value'] = $data['stats']['dataField4Value'];

	$gData[4]['label'] = 'dataField4Label';



	$flashChart->setData($gData, '{n}.value', '{n}.label');

	$flashChart->setToolTip($data['month'].'<br>#label# - #val# from #total#');





foreach construction was used for displaying some charts on page.

Thank you Sergei Kuznecov, I’ll try it…  :)

Hi everyone, first big thanks to Sergei for great extension… I already have it in my reports  :)

Donno if its the right place to post bugs… maybe I’m wrong but I got one  :)

line  924 instead of

if (isset($options['vertical']) && $options['vertical'] == true)

should be

if (isset($labelsOptions['vertical']) && $labelsOptions['vertical'] == true)


Right place for bug reporting is here: http://code.google.c…rt/issues/entry, but this place also good for it :)

I have changed source code as you recommended.

You can checkout (and see instructions how to do it) last version of source code here: http://code.google.c…source/checkout.

You could


Did you succeed download the image from the Flash? The menu does not work for me, and the example are not clear.

What kind of menu did you mean? Flash Player menu? I don't know any other method of saving flash movie image rather than [PrtScr] button on keyboard and after that [CTRL+C] in any image editor.

Most complicated thing in examples I think is the understanding how you must prepare data source array for chart type you chose.

Really, I spend half of day for understanding this rules :) and I tried to write the simplest examples as I can.

Yes, I'm talking about the Flash Player menu, it does nothing.

In the official website, some demos are about saving, using POST and JavaScript. And they do not work for me.

Hi Sergei, got one question. Have you managed to set ranges for either positive and negative values on one chart? I tried to find something on http://openflashchart.com/, but nada :) In addition, I cannot set something like default y axis (on 0).

Ps. I also have small problems with saving chart into image… solution from homepage just doesnt work. :confused:

Fatal error: Class ‘CErrorEvent’ not found in D:\websites\htdocs\uwsys\protected\extensions\openflashchart2\String.php on line 44

why I alway got this… confused… I really want to use it, can someone explain that?

$instance[0] =& new String();

I got it … delete ‘&’ then I saw it~~, fantastic flash chart haha

a code bug!

Chenc, thank you for your bug report. I’ll change source as soon as I can (when I comes home).

Extension is really interesting, but after fixing this error, follows:

PHP Error


Undefined index: outline_colour

Source File


00655:      */

00656:     public function sketch($options = array(), $datasetName = 'default', $chartId = null)

00657:     {

00658:         if (!is_null($chartId))

00659:         {

00660:             $this->chartId = $chartId;

00661:         }


00663:         if (empty($this->data[$datasetName])) {

00664:             return false;

00665:         }

00666:         $this->Chart->set_bg_colour($this->bg_colour);

00667: $element = new bar_sketch($options['colour'], $options['outline_colour'], $options['fun_factor']);

00668:         if (!empty($this->tooltip)) {

00669:             $element->set_tooltip($this->tooltip);

00670:         }

00671:         $numbers = $this->getNumbers($datasetName);

00672:         $element->set_values($numbers);

00673:         $this->Chart->add_element($element);

00674:         return $this->data($this->chartId);

I’m using Yii 1.0.11

Are there any news on this Ext?

Maybe connection to DB?:)

Hi all.

Sorry, but I have no time for support this extension now (I have free time for yiidebugtoolbar extension bugs fixing only).

I have a lot of job tasks and have no free time for YiiOpenFlashChart.

If you have any ideas and you want to help this projects, I could add you to project members, so you’ll have the ability to commit new code and make changes to source code.

ok ;)

Will enjoy to help out.



I can’t find the reason why Sketchometer is not working.

Code from example:


// SKETCH - my favourite <img src='http://www.yiiframework.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

$flashChart->begin('Sketch Chart');


$data['1']['Day']['date'] = 'Oct \'09';

$data['1']['Day']['count'] = '321';

$data['2']['Day']['date'] = 'Nov \'09';

$data['2']['Day']['count'] = 345;

$data['3']['Day']['date'] = 'Dec \'09';

$data['3']['Day']['count'] = 500;





$flashChart->setLegend('y','Skritt', '{color:#AA0aFF;font-size:12px;}');

$flashChart->axis('x',array('tick_height' => 10,'3d' => -10));

$flashChart->axis('y',array('range' => array(0,600,100)));

$flashChart->renderData('sketch', array(

	'colour' => '#81AC00',

	'outline-colour' => '#567300',

	 'offset' => 5,

      'fun_factor' => 7,




I get this error in Yii 1.0 and 1.1

PHP Error


Undefined index: outline_colour

Source File


00653:      */

00654:     public function sketch($options = array(), $datasetName = 'default', $chartId = null)

00655:     {

00656:         if (!is_null($chartId))

00657:         {

00658:             $this->chartId = $chartId;

00659:         }


00661:         if (empty($this->data[$datasetName])) {

00662:             return false;

00663:         }

00664:         $this->Chart->set_bg_colour($this->bg_colour);

00665: $element = new bar_sketch($options['colour'], $options['outline_colour'], $options['fun_factor']);

00666:         if (!empty($this->tooltip)) {

00667:             $element->set_tooltip($this->tooltip);

00668:         }

00669:         $numbers = $this->getNumbers($datasetName);

00670:         $element->set_values($numbers);

00671:         $this->Chart->add_element($element);

00672:         return $this->data($this->chartId);

00673:     }


00675:     /**

00676:      * This is an alias to FlashChart::chart('pie') that is only used for the 

00677:      * pie type.

Stack Trace

#0 C:\wamp\www\p2b7\extensions\yiiopenflashchart\EOFC2.php(370): EOFC2->sketch()

#1 C:\wamp\www\p2b7\extensions\yiiopenflashchart\EOFC2.php(212): EOFC2->chart()

#2 C:\wamp\www\p2b7\views\klientas\show.php(147): EOFC2->renderData()

#3 C:\wamp\www\p2b7\lib\yii\web\CBaseController.php(119): require()

#4 C:\wamp\www\p2b7\lib\yii\web\CBaseController.php(88): KlientasController->renderInternal()

#5 C:\wamp\www\p2b7\lib\yii\web\CController.php(748): KlientasController->renderFile()

#6 C:\wamp\www\p2b7\lib\yii\web\CController.php(687): KlientasController->renderPartial()

#7 C:\wamp\www\p2b7\controllers\KlientasController.php(58): KlientasController->render()

#8 C:\wamp\www\p2b7\lib\yii\web\actions\CInlineAction.php(32): KlientasController->actionShow()

#9 C:\wamp\www\p2b7\lib\yii\web\CController.php(300): CInlineAction->run()

#10 C:\wamp\www\p2b7\lib\yii\web\filters\CFilterChain.php(129): KlientasController->runAction()

#11 C:\wamp\www\p2b7\lib\yii\web\filters\CFilter.php(41): CFilterChain->run()

#12 C:\wamp\www\p2b7\lib\yii\web\CController.php(999): CAccessControlFilter->filter()

#13 C:\wamp\www\p2b7\lib\yii\web\filters\CInlineFilter.php(59): KlientasController->filterAccessControl()

#14 C:\wamp\www\p2b7\lib\yii\web\filters\CFilterChain.php(126): CInlineFilter->filter()

#15 C:\wamp\www\p2b7\lib\yii\web\CController.php(283): CFilterChain->run()

#16 C:\wamp\www\p2b7\lib\yii\web\CController.php(257): KlientasController->runActionWithFilters()

#17 C:\wamp\www\p2b7\lib\yii\web\CWebApplication.php(320): KlientasController->run()

#18 C:\wamp\www\p2b7\lib\yii\web\CWebApplication.php(120): CWebApplication->runController()

#19 C:\wamp\www\p2b7\lib\yii\base\CApplication.php(135): CWebApplication->processRequest()

#20 C:\wamp\www\p2b7\www\index.php(13): CWebApplication->run()

2010-04-25 17:16:21 Apache/2.2.11 (Win32) PHP/5.3.0 Yii Framework/1.1.2-dev

When changing outline-colour in sketch chart to outline_colour it’s working again, BUT:

I get the following view:

Also when I use only sketch chart without any other graphs I get the correct view.