Building Monthly Side by Side Bar Charts for Multiple Years

Published: 19 Apr 2013
Last Modified Date: 27 Jan 2017


How to create a view that shows a monthly side by side bar chart for multiple years, colored by year.


Tableau Desktop


The following instructions can be reviewed in the attached packaged workbook.
  1. In Tableau Desktop, connect to Superstore sample data.
  2. Drag Sales to the Rows shelf.
  3. Drag Order Date to the Columns shelf.
  4. On the Columns shelf, right-click YEAR(Order Date), and then select Month (May).
  5. Drag Order Date to the Columns shelf again.
  6. On the Marks card, select Bar from the drop-down menu.
  7. Drag Order Date to the Color card.
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