How to Enable Chart Web Part in SharePoint 2013?

As per Microsoft, the Chart web part in SharePoint 2013 has been discontinued. So, the chart web part will be missing! Of course, many 3rd party products are available to bring Chart functionality to SharePoint 2013. Is it possible to resurrect the same old chart Web part in SharePoint 2013? Yes! We can!! Here is how to enable chart web part in SharePoint 2013:

I’m not sure if this is a fully supported method, but it serves the purpose!

Step 1: Save this below chunk as a “Chart.Webpart” file

  <webPart xmlns="">
      <type name="Microsoft.Office.Server.WebControls.ChartWebPart, Microsoft.Office.Server.Chart, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c" />
      <importErrorMessage>Cannot import Chart Web Part.</importErrorMessage>
        <property name="RealTimeInterval" type="int">0</property>
        <property name="Height" type="unit" />
        <property name="IsCustomized" type="bool">False</property>
        <property name="ListUrl" type="string" null="true" />
        <property name="AllowConnect" type="bool">True</property>
        <property name="CatalogIconImageUrl" type="string" />
        <property name="Title" type="string">Chart Web Part -</property>
        <property name="Hidden" type="bool">False</property>
        <property name="ShowDebugInfoRuntime" type="bool">False</property>
        <property name="BindToDataDesignMode" type="bool">True</property>
        <property name="TitleIconImageUrl" type="string" />
        <property name="ChromeState" type="chromestate">Normal</property>
        <property name="Description" type="string">Helps you to visualize your data on SharePoint sites and portals.</property>
        <property name="ChartXml" type="string"><?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
<Chart BorderColor="26, 59, 105" BorderWidth="1" BorderlineDashStyle="Solid">
    <Series Name="Default" ShadowOffset="2" ChartArea="Default" BorderColor="26, 59, 105">
    <ChartArea BackColor="White" ShadowOffset="2" BorderColor="26, 59, 105" BorderDashStyle="Solid" Name="Default">
        <MajorGrid LineColor="Silver" />
        <MinorGrid LineColor="Silver" />
        <MajorGrid LineColor="Silver" />
        <MinorGrid LineColor="Silver" />
        <MajorGrid LineColor="Silver" />
        <MinorGrid LineColor="Silver" />
        <MajorGrid LineColor="Silver" />
        <MinorGrid LineColor="Silver" />
  <BorderSkin BackColor="CornflowerBlue" BackSecondaryColor="CornflowerBlue" />
        <property name="WorkBookUrl" type="string" null="true" />
        <property name="AllowMinimize" type="bool">True</property>
        <property name="ChromeType" type="chrometype">Default</property>
        <property name="AlignDataPointsByAxisLabel" type="bool">False</property>
        <property name="AllowZoneChange" type="bool">True</property>
        <property name="DataBindingsString" type="string"><?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>
<ArrayOfDataBinding xmlns:xsi="" xmlns:xsd="" /></property>
        <property name="ShowToolbar" type="bool">True</property>
        <property name="Width" type="unit" />
        <property name="HelpMode" type="helpmode">Navigate</property>
        <property name="TitleUrl" type="string" />
        <property name="DesignerTemplateId" type="string" />
        <property name="HelpUrl" type="string" />
        <property name="ExportMode" type="exportmode">All</property>
        <property name="ConnectionPointEnabled" type="bool">True</property>
        <property name="AllowClose" type="bool">True</property>
        <property name="AllowEdit" type="bool">True</property>
        <property name="Direction" type="direction">NotSet</property>
        <property name="AllowHide" type="bool">True</property>
        <property name="DesignerChartTheme" type="Microsoft.Office.Server.Internal.Charting.Utilities.ChartTheme, Microsoft.Office.Server.Chart, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=71e9bce111e9429c">BrightPastel</property>

Or you can download this zip and extract the chart.webpart file:

BTW, I exported this from SharePoint 2010!

The Next step is to enable the chart web part in SharePoint 2013.

  • Go to Site Settings >> Click on the “Web Parts” link under the “Web Designer Galleries” section.
  • On the “Files” tab, click on “Upload Document”
  • Locate the “Chart.webpart” file and specify web part attributes.
how to enable chart web part in sharepoint 2013

Step 3: Add chart web part to SharePoint 2013 page

So, now we have the web part ready! Navigate to any page where you want to add a chart web part, click on “Web Part” from the “Insert” tab, choose “Chart Web Part”, and click “OK”.
chart web part in sharepoint 2013
Configure Data connections and other properties of the chart, and here is the output:
how to create chart web part in sharepoint 2013
This chart web part also works in SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint Online too!

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack - Information Technology Expert with Two decades of hands-on experience, specializing in SharePoint, PowerShell, Microsoft 365, and related products. Passionate about sharing the deep technical knowledge and experience to help others, through the real-world articles!

23 thoughts on “How to Enable Chart Web Part in SharePoint 2013?

  • Not Working
    The file you imported is not valid. Verify that the file is a Web Part description file (*.webpart or *.dwp) and that it contains well-formed XML.

  • successfully connected my list, how do I filter for created & last 30 days? what would be appropriate default value?

  • I have created a list with 3 columns, title , count (default value is 1) and status as “open” & “resolved”.
    i have set the Y field as count, x field as status and group by field as count
    suppose i have 3 entries with two line item with status as resolved and one as open then the graph that i see is 3 columns on x axis as “resolved” resolved & open” and on y axis it show bar to 1 unit. Please help me find out how do i get the correct graph. Do you have any documentation to refer ?

  • Wooowww. Great help Bro!! serves the Purpose!!

  • Great solution, works!

  • You can download the webpart from here:

  • I just copied the text into a .txt file and it worked first time.

    • Did you save as a webpart file after copying into a .txt file? This is where I am stumped. I can’t save it as a webpart file.

    • Did you do anything special to save as a webpart file from the .txt file?

  • Guy’s,It’s working.

  • Guys to make this work you need to modify the 3 “xmlns” values. Shorten them to ONLY the URL, and delete all the HTML tags like “a” and “span” etc. They’re on lines 2 and 56.

    • Give an example please

    • Line 2:

      Line 56:

  • Hey! Worked a treat for me – opened in xml editor, pasted data as above and saveas xml type and given the name “Chart.Webpart” – Upload to SP2013 and loaded onto a page and worked. Great! thanks.

  • didn’t work for me as well

  • Trying to use code but get the not well formed xml. Any ideas?

  • After configuring chart webpart data connection nothing comes up. It always shows blank page. Any idea?

  • I’m getting the same poorly formed xml error mentioned above. I pasted the xml into a xml checker online, and it said it was valid. Anyone know what is going on here?

  • Hi, When i tried in sharepoint online, I got error message like “The file you imported is not valid. Verify that the file is web part description file(*.webpart or *.dwp) and that contains proper xml file”

    But i tried with .webpart and .dwp. still getting the same error.

  • This is awesome! Thanks Mr Salaudeen!

  • HI, i importet web part no problewm,buti got problem that anything that i click i get error something went wrong.

  • I also get an error about XML not correct. I pasted the code into Notepad and get all lines intersected with blank lines, but that couldn’t cause the problem, could it?

  • Hi Salaudeen, this looks promising but when I copy and try and use I get a poorly formed xml error. Can you post the actual file for download?


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