Getting Started


To use the Organization Chart component, yFiles for HTML is required. You can evaluate yFiles for 60 days free of charge on See Licensing for more information on this topic.

You can learn how to work with the yFiles npm module in our Developer’s Guide. A convenient way of getting access to yFiles is to use the yFiles Dev Suite.

Project Setup

  1. Installation

In addition to yFiles, the Organization Chart component requires React to be installed in your project. If you want to start your project from scratch, we recommend using vite:

npm create vite@latest my-orgchart-app -- --template react-ts

Add the yFiles dependency:

npm install <yFiles package path>/lib-dev/yfiles-26.0.0+dev.tgz

Sample package.json dependencies The resulting package.json dependencies should resemble the following:

"dependencies": {
"react": "^18.2.0",
"react-dom": "^18.2.0",
"yfiles": "./lib-dev/yfiles-26.0.0.tgz"

Now, the component itself can be installed:

npm install @yworks/react-yfiles-orgchart
  1. License

Be sure to invoke registerLicense before using the Organization Chart React component. When evaluating yFiles, the license JSON file is found in the lib/ folder of the yFiles for HTML evaluation package. For licensed users, the license data is provided separately.

License registration

Import or paste your license data and register the license, e.g. in App.tsx:

import yFilesLicense from './license.json'

  1. Stylesheet

Make sure to import the CSS stylesheet as well:

import '@yworks/react-yfiles-orgchart/dist/index.css'
  1. Usage

You are now all set to utilize the Organization Chart component with your data! See a basic example App.tsx below:

import {
} from '@yworks/react-yfiles-orgchart'

import '@yworks/react-yfiles-orgchart/dist/index.css'

import yFilesLicense from './license.json'


const data = [
{id: 0, name: 'Eric Joplin', subordinates: [1, 2]},
{id: 1, name: 'Amy Kain'},
{id: 2, name: 'David Kerry'}
] satisfies CustomOrgChartData
{name: string}>

function App() {
  return <OrgChart data={data}></OrgChart>

export default App

Note: By default, the OrgChart component adjusts its size to match the size of its parent element. Therefore, it is necessary to set the dimensions of the containing element or apply styling directly to the OrgChart component. This can be achieved by defining a CSS class or applying inline styles.

Learn More

Explore the possibilities of visualizing organizational structures with the yFiles Organization Chart Component. For further information about yFiles for HTML and our company, please visit

If you are exploring a different use case and require another React component, please take a look at the available React components powered by yFiles!

For support or feedback, please reach out to our support team or open an issue on GitHub. Happy diagramming!