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December 6, 2016

Tableau Tip Tuesday: How to Create Barcode Charts


In this week’s Tableau Tip Tuesday, I show you how to create barcode charts. I’ve used these charts several times recently:

I also have another video with five use cases for strip plots. I use the term strip plot interchangeably with barcode chart. The difference in this video is that I show you two methods for creating them and the visual differences between the two methods.


  1. Hi Andy, I developed the Bar code charts by seeing the tips and videos which you shared. I have a problem while downloading it? when we export to PDF? will it retain the view ? right now, for me it's not. If possible can you help me on it?

    1. I have no idea. I would never export to PDF. I would either export an image or show it on Server.