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August 18, 2015

Tableau Tip Tuesday: How to Create Grouped Bar Charts

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This week's tip started with the PowerPoint template sent by Tableau to #Data15 speakers. It includes a PowerPoint grouped bar chart template that isn't all the straight forward to build in Tableau.


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  1. Nice, Andy. My client just wanted a Powerpoint-style stacked bar chart and this is a very clever approach. I hate having to go back to MS Office for one or two charts and this workaround enabled me to avoid it. I also liked your use of Storypoints with intro, problem, video, solution. Elegant. Thank you for posting this.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Denko! I'm happy to hear it helped you.

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  2. Andy,
    I have a table which has regions in the first coloumn. The second, third and fourth coloumn has percentages listed. How do I plot them as a grouped bar chart.
    Thanks

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    1. You need to use Measure Name & Measure Values to create grouped bars for different measures.

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  3. You are a rock star! Thank you for your post. I am very new to tableau and have lived in the SSRS and Excel world forever... so I was surprised this feature wasn't built in to tableau. But the fact they even have subtotals built in is so cool! I have do alot of coding to get that in other tools.

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