Grouped Bar Chart in Tableau

The Tableau Grouped Bar Chart, also called side-by-side bars, is very useful to compare data side by side visually. In this article, we will show you how to create a Grouped Bar Chart in Tableau with an example.

For this Tableau Grouped Bar Chart demo, we are going to use the Sample – Superstore Data Source.

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Grouped Bar Chart in Tableau Example

To create a Grouped Bar Chart First, Drag and Drop Profit from Measures to Rows Shelf. Since it is a Measure value, Profit will aggregate to default Sum. Once you drag them, Bar Chart will generate by the Tableau.

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Next, Drag and Drop Segment from Dimension Region to Column Shelf. Once you drag them, proper Bar Chart will generate, as shown below.

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In this example, we want to group Sub-categories by Segments. So, we are dragging Sub-category from the Dimension Region to Columns Shelf. Now you can see a grouped bar chart. Let me change this to a proper Grouped Bar chart.

To do so, Please expand the Show Me window and select the Side-By-Side Bar Chart from it

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Once you choose the Side-by-side Bar Chart from Show Me window, Grouped Bar Chart will be displayed as shown in below screenshot

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Create a Grouped Bar Chart in Tableau Example 2

In this example, we want to compare Sales and profit using side-by-side bars. So, Drag and Drop the Sub-category from the Dimension region to Columns Shelf and Sales from Measures Region to Rows Shelf.

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Next, Drag and Drop one more measure value, i.e., Profit from Measures Region to Rows Shelf. Since it is a Measure value, Profit aggregated to default Sum.

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To create a Grouped Bar Chart, Please expand the Show Me window and select the Side-By-Side Bar Chart from it

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Now you can see the Grouped bar Chart comparing two measures

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Add Data labels to Grouped Bar Chart

To add data labels to Grouped Bar chart in Tableau, Please click on the Show Mark Labels button in the Toolbar

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Grouped Stacked Bar Chart

You can convert the existing Grouped Bar Chart to Stacked Group. Let me add Segments to the Colors shelf.

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