user1286856 user1286856 - 1 year ago 138
jQuery Question

Use a variable for Highcharts yAxis.Max

Im trying to pass a variable('maxValue') into my Highcharts guage . I cant get the variable to pass in successfully, the graph renders but without the value.

Ive tried Number and parseInt Functions but neither make a difference.

I setup a JS fiddle here:

The code section in question:

var maxValue = 120; //set the maxValue var

$('#visitPerformanceWeek').highcharts(Highcharts.merge(gaugeOptions, {
yAxis: {
min: 0,
max: maxValue,
title: {
text: 'Hours Worked'

I will eventually be passing a value collected from an AJAX request, this part I have working but have excluded from the fiddle to keep it simple. Help appreciated

Answer Source

For setting the maxValue dynamically, something like setExtremes should do it. Try


Another alternative is the update method:

chart.yAxis[0].update({ max: maxValue });

For the maxValue to be displayed by the solidgauge, you need to specify a tickerInterval which divides into the maxValue. Presently, the chart is generating a default tick interval e.g. 10, which adds up to 100. For example, a maxValue of 120, you may set the tickInterval to 12

   yAxis: {
        min: 0,
        max: 120,
        tickInterval: 12,


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