Summary of Content
Plot a Bar Chart
Visualized data will not display on the page canvas until all required plot fields are defined.
Add columns to open fields using either the field's + menu or dragging and dropping the column.
- X-AXIS (1 column)
- Y-AXIS (1+ columns)
Columns added to the Y-AXIS field are aggregated by default. Aggregation type (e.g. Sum vs Count) is dependent on the original column’s value type (e.g. text, number, date, etc).
For example, a numeric column such as 'Sales Amount' will create a new calculated column, 'Sum of Sales Amount' (e.g. Sum([Sales Amount])).
- COLOR (1)
- TOOLTIP (1+)
- TRELLIS (1 TRELLIS ROW and/or 1 TRELLIS COLUMN)
Bar Orientation (Horizontal vs Vertical)
Bar charts can be displayed both vertically and horizontally.
To select your chart’s orientation, select either the ‘display vertical’ or ‘display horizontal’ icon buttons in the chart’s editor panel view.
Stacked Bar Variations
Bar charts support three stack variations: no stacking, stacked, and stacked 100%.
To create a stacked bar chart, first add a column to the COLOR field. Then optionally select one of the three stack options from the top of the chart’s editor panel view, if you are not satisfied with the default stack arrangement.
To begin editing a visualization's format options, select the visualization to open its editor panel view. Then click the paint brush icon at the top of the editor panel.
The following Format options are available for bar charts:
- Data Labels
- Reference Lines
Show Data Labels
- Open the chart’s editor panel view, and click the paintbrush icon to open the format settings.
- Click DATA LABELS.
- Click Show data labels.
- [optional] Use the dropdown menus to customize the labels’ color, orientation, position or font.