A bar series is a special type of column series where the columns are horizontal.

In TypeScript the type option must always be set.

Configuration options for the series are given in three levels:

  1. Options for all series in a chart are defined in the plotOptions.series object.
  2. Options for all bar series are defined in
  3. Options for one single series are given in the series instance array.
Highcharts.chart('container', {
    plotOptions: {
        series: {
            // general options for all series
        bar: {
            // shared options for all bar series
    series: [{
        // specific options for this series instance
        type: 'bar'