Google Spreadsheets has column charts but I want to use "draw Annotations" like this (Annotations). Column chart doesn't show bar value as "draw Annotations" on top.

My chart included these:

First Column: Sales Group,
Second Column:Number of product sold,
Third Column: Turnover

I found the code below but it doesn't work on my sheet.

 function getValueAt(column, dataTable, row) {
       return dataTable.getFormattedValue(row, column);} 
 function setLabelTotal(dataTable) {//dataTable must have role: annotation
 var SumOfRows = 0;   

 for (var row = 0; row < dataTable.getNumberOfRows(); row++) {
     SumOfRows = 0;
     for (var col = 0; col < dataTable.getNumberOfColumns(); col++) {

         if (dataTable.getColumnType(col) == 'number') {
             SumOfRows += dataTable.getValue(row, col);
         if(dataTable.getColumnRole(col) == 'annotation')
         {dataTable.setValue(row, col, SumOfRows.toString());}
 } }
  • There is a "problem" with the page linked in the first line of the question Google Charts - Chart Gallery - Visualization: Column Chart : It include a carousel of demos that is time controlled and can't be stopped from the page itself. By the other hand, the code is not in the page itself, it could be found by clicking the "Code it your self in JSFiddle".
    – Rubén
    May 5, 2015 at 19:34

1 Answer 1


The Chart Gallery in Google Developers - Google Charts is a collection of demos about using code to create charts. This charts can't be inserted in a Google Sheets but they could a Google spreadsheet as data source.

It's worth to say that the Column Chart that can be inserted in a Google spreadsheet, but could be a bit tricky to add the annotations.

For each series, use two columns, one for bar values, the other one for annotations. Example
Bar Chart with annotations


From Google Charts - Overview - Using Charts and Spreadsheets - Google Spreadsheets


Google Charts and Google Spreadsheets are tightly integrated. You can place a Google Chart inside a Google Spreadsheet, and Google Charts can extract data out of Google Spreadsheets. This documentation shows you how to do both.


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