How to download data used in Plotly Bar plot in Shiny Application

Hi All,

I have written a shiny application which has Plotly bar plot as UI output. How can i add a download button in tooltip to download data required for plotting the chart?

1 Like

Can you elaborate on how specifically this could/should work? Regardless, it probably won't be very straightforward to do this via a tooltip. It would be easiest (and most accessible) to do this via an actual button:


ui <- fluidPage(

server <- function(input, output, session) {
  data <- reactive(mtcars)
  output$p <- renderPlotly({
    plot_ly(data(), x = ~wt, y = ~mpg)
  output$download <- downloadHandler(
    filename = "data.csv",
    content = function(file) {
      readr::write_csv(data(), file)

shinyApp(ui, server)

Another option would be to add a custom download icon in plotly's modebar, but again, it won't be super straightforward and will require some JavaScript+SVG knowledge -- 26 Control the modebar | Interactive web-based data visualization with R, plotly, and shiny

1 Like

This topic was automatically closed 21 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.