Tableau Bar chart

Bar Chart in Tableau is handy to compare the data visually. For example, If we want to check the Sales by Color, we can use this bar chart. By seeing this bar chart, One can understand which color product is performing better compared to others.

Creating a Bar chart in Tableau Desktop is very easy. If you drag a measure to Column Card and Dimension to RowCard, it will automatically generate the Bar Chart. In this article, we show you how to create a Bar Chart in Tableau and Stacked Bar Charts.

Create a Bar Chart in Tableau Approach 1

First, Drag and Drop the Color Dimension to Row Shelf and Sales Amount to Text option in Marks Card. Since Sales Amount is a Measure value, it will aggregate to default Sum. Now we have to change the Table report to Tableau Bar chart using the Show Me option. Please expand the Show Me window and select the Bar Chart from it

Please visit Data Labels in Tableau Reports article to understand the Tableau Data Source.

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Once you choose the Bar Chart from Show Me window, Bar Chart will be displayed.

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Tableau allows us to convert the Horizontal Bar Chart to Vertical Column Chart. To do this, please click on the Swap option present in Tableau Toolbar.

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Once you click on the Swap option, Our Horizontal Bar Chart is converted to Vertical Column Chart.

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If you observe the above screenshot, It is providing a perfect result, but we are unable to identify the exact amount Sales of each color. To resolve these situations, We have to display the Data Labels.

Adding Data labels to Bar Chart in Tableau

To add data labels to Bar chart, Please drag and Drop the data Label values from Dimension or Measures Pane to Label option in Marks Card. In this example, We want to display the Sales Amount as Data labels so, Drag and Drop the Sales Amount from Measures region to Labels option

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Once you did, You can see the Data Labels in Tableau Reports

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Stacked Bar Charts in Tableau

Creating Stacked Bar Charts in Tableau Desktop is very easy compared to any other Business Intelligence Tools. In this example, We want to Stack the Bar Chart by the Country Region So, we are dragging English Country Region Name from Dimension Region to Color Option in Marks Card

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Once completed, You can see the Stacked Bar Chart. Tableau Desktop allocates default colors for every region, but from the Marked Region, You can edit the colors by selecting the Edit Colors.. option.

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Create a Bar Chart Approach 2

Please select the Bar option from the drop-down list present in Marks Card

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Next, Drop the Color from Dimension Region to Rows Shelf

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Next, Drag and Drop the Sales Amount from Measures Region to Filed region. Since it is a Measure value, the Sales Amount will aggregate to default Sum. And you can see the Tableau Bar chart

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