This article shows you how to create a Tableau Side-by-Side Bar Chart with an example. The Tableau Side-by-Side Bar or column charts help see multiple measures against the dimension or multiple dimensions against a single measure. It means we need any three fields to generate this kind of graph.
How to Create a Tableau Side-by-Side Bar Chart?
First, we will try two dimensions against the measure. So, please select Color, English Country Region Name dimensions, and Sales Amount Measure and click the Side by Side Bars option in the show me a window to create a chart.
By default, it generates the Side by Side Bar Chart and automatically adds Color dimension to the Color shelf to display unique colors.
Without using the Show Me Window
Drag and drop English Country Region Name to Columns Shelf and Sales Amount to Rows shelf will generate a bar chart. Next, drag the Color dimension to the Columns shelf.
- Bar Chart
- Gradient Bar Chart
- Grouped Bar
- Progress Bar Chart
- Rounded Edges Bar Chart
- Stacked Bar Chart
- Data Source
It will automatically create a Side by Side Bar Chart. Here, we must manually add the dimension to the Color shelf to assign unique colors.
Now you can see the actual chart.
First, expand the Color section within the Marks shelf and click the Edit Colors button to change the palette. Here, we have chosen the Lightning Watermelon.
From the below screenshot, you can see the refreshing colors.
Let me remove the dimension from the Color shelf and add the profit Measure to show you the color based on the profit.
Tableau Side-by-Side Bar Chart With Multiple Measures
Select the English Country Region Name dimension and Sales Amount, TotalProduct Cost Measures, and click the show me window Side by Side Bars option.
Now, you can see the Side by side column chart of multiple charts against a single dimension.
Double-click the remaining (required) measures to add them to the chart.
Click the T button or Control + select the Measure Values in the Rows shelf and add them to Label Shelf.
Use the marked button to convert the chart to a Tableau side-by-side bars chart.