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BAR CHART IN TABLEAU – THE ART OF REPRESENTATIONAL PROCESS INFORMATION

  • Amruta Bhaskar
  • May 11, 2020
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A bar graph or graph is employed to represent class-wise information of a dataset. The length of the bars is proportional to the value that every class represents. This provides instant insight into the information in picture form. In Tableau, we can produce many variants, varying from a straightforward vertical chart (also referred to as a line graph), segmental chart, stacked chart and side-by-side bar graph.

How to produce a bar graph in Tableau?

Follow the steps given below to make bar charts in your Tableau software:

1. Vertical bar graph

Open a brand new worksheet in your Tableau Desktop along with your information set loaded. We have to add the data using a dataset of electronic store sales. From our list of dimensions, we have to add Order Date to the Columns section.

Then, add the value of Sales into the Rows section.                                                                   

This creates a traditional chart showing total sales for every year.

We can add detail into this bar graph by dragging and dropping a Region field into the Color card gift in the Marks section.

This divides every bar (representing a year) into four coloured sections that represent sales in four regions; Central, East, South, and West.

The sales detail for every section is visible once we hover the pointer over any coloured section on a bar.

 2. Clustered bar graph

We can additionally produce a clustered bar graph in Tableau. For this, you simply have to add an added dimension to the Rows section. Like we have more the phase-field into the Rows section in conjunction with the SUM (Sales) live.

This divides the bar graph into 3 segments; shopper, company and residential workplace. There area unit 3 different bar graphs for every phase shown on an individual basis in one area.

Tableau offers a great deal of alternative data format choices like adding reference lines to feature a reference line. Simply go to Analytics pane and choose, as an example, the Average line.

You can also choose this feature. To pick out a reference line sort from 3 choices, select pane style. 

 This adds a reference line showing the typical sales for every set of bar graphs within the segments.