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February 24, 2015

Tableau Tip Tuesday: Creating Bar in Bar Charts

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This week's Tableau Tip Tuesday shows you how to create charts with a bar inside of another bar. These are very useful for making comparisons between either two measures (e.g., budget vs. actuals) or two discrete dimensions (e.g., central vs. east).

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  1. Hi Andy, Is it possible to have more than 2 measures inside one another (more than 2 bar in bar) ? I tried the way you showed on you video it isn't working :( .

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    1. You need to add the 3rd, 4th, etc measure to the Measure Values shelf. That should make them appear. If not, make sure that measure is not deselected in the Measure Names filter.

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  2. How to display the label for the bars ? I am able to add label for the top bar , but not for the one inside the 1st bar.Can you please explain how to do this?

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    1. Make sure you choose the "Allow Overlapping" feature on the Labels shelf.

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    2. Thank you so much.It worked !!!

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