Tableau Lollipop Chart

In this article, we will show you how to Create a Tableau Lollipop Chart with an example. For this Tableau lollipop chart demo, we are going to write the Custom Query against the SQL Server Data Source.

Please visit Connecting to SQL Server article to understand the Tableau configurations. The custom SQL query we are going to use for this report is:

SELECT ProdSubCat.EnglishProductSubcategoryName, 
FROM DimProductSubcategory AS ProdSubCat
     DimProduct AS Prod 
        ON ProdSubCat.ProductSubcategoryKey = Prod.ProductSubcategoryKey 
     FactInternetSales AS Fact 
        ON Prod.ProductKey = Fact.ProductKey 
     [DimSalesTerritory] AS Tery 
        ON Tery.[SalesTerritoryKey] = Fact.[SalesTerritoryKey]

How to Create a Tableau Lollipop Chart

In this example, we are going to create a Lollipop Chart in Tableau. First, Drag and Drop the English Product Name from Dimension Region to Rows Shelf and Sales Amount from Measures region to Columns Shelf, as shown below. By default, it will generate the Bar graph.

Tableau Lollipop Chart 1

From the below screenshot, we used the filters to restrict the number of rows returned by the Bar Graph. So, our report will display the products whose sales amount is greater than or equal to 30,000,000.

Tableau Lollipop Chart 2

Next, for this Tableau Lollipop Chart, Drag and Drop the Sales Amount from Measures region to Columns Shelf as shown below

Tableau Lollipop Chart 3

By using the Dual Axis concept, Please merge measures in the column shelf. To do this, Please select the Sales Amount, and right-click on it will open the context menu. From that, Please select the Dual Axis option

Tableau Lollipop Chart 4

Once you complete, Let us change the Mark type from Automatic to more meaningful. First, Please select the Mark Type option of a Sales Amount axis and select the Bar graph for now

Tableau Lollipop Chart 6

Next, Please change the Size of the Bar plot using the Size field present in Mark shelf

Change the Tableau Lollipop Chart Bar Size 7

Then, Please change the Color of the Bar graph using the Color field present in Mark shelf as shown below

Change Tableau Lollipop Chart Color 8

Now, we are increasing the Tableau lollipop chart circle size by using the Size field present in Mark shelf

Increase the Tableau Lollipop Chart Circles 9

If you are not comfortable to see both the Axes, Please select one of the Axis and unchecked the Show Header option as shown below

Showing the Header for Lollipop

To make our report more colorful, We added the Color dimension to the Color field in Marks Shelf

Tableau Lollipop Chart Color

From the above screenshot, you can see we successfully created the lollipop chart

Formatting Lollipop

To change the Tableau Lollipop chart circle of it, we have to change the Mark type from Automatic to Shape as shown below

Tableau Lollipop Chart Shapes

Next, Please click on the Shape filed and select the shape from the drop-down list. If you want more shapes for you to project, Please click on the Tableau lollipop chart More Shapes option

Edit or Change the Lollipop Shape from Circle

Once you click on the More Shapes option, a new window called Edit Shape will open. Here we are selecting the Ratings pallete

Select the Lollipop Shape palette

Next, we selected the below shown shape for this example

Change Lollipop Shape

Click OK to finish assigning the selected shape to our Tableau Lollipop Chart. Let us see our final report preview

Tableau Lollipop Chart 16

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