Lightning Components & Lightning App Builder

1. Your app is automatically available for mobile devices

1. View your app on your mobile device: Download Salesforce1 from Apple app store & explore using this quick tour:


2. Enhance Your App with Components

Lightning Component & App Builder:

Ingest a Component from AppExchange

Look for “Chart.js for Lightning”


  • Click More
  • Read about it. Go to details. We will use it to insert beautiful and responsive HTML5 based chart into our app based on Conference data.


Click Get it Now button

  • Click Log In To The AppExchange (if you’re prompted)
  • Click Install in Production
  • Check this checkbox: I have read and agree to the terms and conditions .
  • Click Confirm and Install (if it prompts you, put in your org credentials)
  • Click Install for All Users and Click the Install button

Put it to use:

  • Reference this literature on how to use Chart.js:  js for Lightning – Getting Started (originally found in AppExchange page details)
  • Precursor – set-up the App Builder for this exersise:
  • Click Setup & go to Lightning App Builder on left-hand navigation
  • Click New
  • Choose your template (take a look at the different options) – pick One Column
  • Click Next – give it a label & click Finish
  • Click ChartsJS (that’s the component we downloaded)
  • Click Filter List – Choose Sessions as Object (right hand side)


  • Click Rich Text – type any concluding remarks here (use the stylist on right-hand pane)


  • Set up Lightning Components to render your data:
    • Go to your ChartJS Component, observe it relies on an Apex Data Provider class name & Chart title:


  • Update the Chart Title: “Session Comparison”
  • Click Save & Click Activate – name it “Session Success”
  • Open up your phone for testing:
    • Go to your Salesforce1
    • Find your app!


  • Explore it and click around! Click on chart itself & click items on Filered List
  • Make sure you click the Chart values to see it render differently to give you better views


Render your chart with your business data:

  • Remember the Apex Provider Class? It was: chartjsSampleLineChartDataProvider
  • Take a look at it! Go to your Developer Console under your name:


  • Go to File >> Open >> Find your class – paste this in under search: chartjsSampleLineChartDataProvider


– Observe what it’s doing by default!
– Find your X axis! You’ll see a snippet of default code:
– chartjsData.labels = new list<string>{‘Jan’,’Feb’,’Mar’,’Apr’,’May’,’Jun’,’Jul’};
– Find your coordinates:
– Notice every time there is a new dataset, it will be plotted on the graph. Snippets:
– = new list<integer>{65, 59, 80, 81, 56, 55, 40};
– = new list<integer>{28, 48, 40, 19, 86, 27, 90};
– Notice everything else (the RGBA coloring, the dataset labels, etc)
– Notice the last line where we serialize our datasets into JSON content that will be dynamically rendered at our Lightning App Builder
– return JSON.serialize(chartjsData);

  • What will we solve?
    • Let’s see the breakdown on how many Beginner vs Intermediate vs Advanced session we have
    • Let’s compare this year’s breakdown with next year’s
    • Let’s utilize 3 different views to gain better insight into data:
      • Line is an original and default view
      • Bar will gauge simple categorical differences as based above
      • Radar will provide complex insight on overall number of sessions difference between years while pointing out differences in session levels

– Solution
– Get this github code:
– Create a new Apex Class: go to Developer Console >> File >> New >> Apex Class
– Give it a name: chartMySessions
– Paste the GitHub code in

  • Observe it
    • Note the labels:
      • label = ‘This Year’;
    • Note our data:
      • data = new list<integer>{in15_beginner, in15_intermediate, in15_advanced};
    • Note Next Year’s dataset – manually provided for example-sake:
      • data = new list<integer>{3, 8, 9}; // Example data set of advanced Sessions on the rise for next year


This workshop has been created by Arastun “Russ” Efendiyev. Find other tools from Russ at: