Stacked Bar Chart in Tableau

The Tableau Stacked Bar Chart is useful to compare the data visually. In this article, we will show you how to Create a Stacked Bar Chart in Tableau with an example. For this example, we are going to use the Sample – Superstore Data Source.

Create a Stacked Bar Chart in Tableau Approach 1

To create a Stacked Bar Chart First, Drag and Drop Sales from Measures Region to Rows Shelf. Since it is a Measure value, Sales will aggregate to default Sum. Once you drag them, Barplot will generate.

Select Bar Plot from Show Me window and added Sales to Rows Shelf 2

Next, Drag and Drop Sub-category from Dimension Region to Column Shelf. Once you drag them, proper Tableau Barplot will be generate, as we have shown below.

Add Dimension to Column Shelf of a Bar Plot 3

In this example, We want to Stack the Bar Chart by the Segments. So, we are dragging Segments from Dimension region to the Color shelf in Marks Card

Drag a Dimension to Color Shelf of a Bar 4

Once you dropped the Segment field on to the Colors shelf, You can see the Stacked Bar Chart

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Create a Stacked Bar Chart in Tableau Approach 2

Let me remove the Segment field from the Color Shelf, and place it right before the Sub-category in the Columns shelf.

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Now we have to change this to Stacked Bar Chart using the Show Me option. Please expand the Show Me window and select the below shown plot from the show me.

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Once you select it from Show Me window, Stacked Bar Chart will be displayed as shown in below screenshot

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Add Data labels

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

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Or drag and Drop the data Label value from Dimension or Measures Pane to Label shelf in Marks Card. In this example, We want to display the Sales as Data labels. So, Drag and Drop the Sales from Measures region to Labels shelf

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Selecting or highlighting any specific block will show you the information at that particular point.

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