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Creating a Bar Chart by Stacking Shapes


Published: 24 Jul 2013
Last Modified Date: 17 Apr 2017

Question

How to stack shape marks into a bar. 

Environment

Tableau Dekstop

Answer

Count and stack the discrete dimension. Using SuperStore Sample data, follow the steps below to create the view: 
  1. Drag the Date field (Order Date for example) to Rows
  2. Drag "Order ID" field on the the Detail Mark
  3. Change the Mark type to Shape
  4. Edit Shape to choose from a default shape or use the Custom Shape
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