A Sunburst displays hierarchical data, where a level in the hierarchy is represented by a circle. The center represents the root node of the tree. The visualization bears a resemblance to both treemap and pie charts.

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