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Creating a Stacked Bar Chart


Published: 30 Apr 2013
Last Modified Date: 18 May 2016

Issue

How to create a stacked bar chart.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Option 1: Color by Dimension

  1. Place a dimension on the Columns shelf.
  2. Place a measure on the Rows shelf.
  3. Place a dimension on the Color shelf.

Option 2: Color by Measure Names

  1. Place a dimension on the Columns shelf.
  2. Place Measure Values on the Rows shelf.
  3. Place Measure Names on the Color shelf.

Cause

Bars must be split by a dimension in order to be stacked.
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