Bar Charts Totals in a Table

Bar Charts Totals in a Table

How do you manage your data? What do you do when you want to see your total sales, for example, in the last 4 years, broken into months? With Bar Charts Totals in a Table, you will be able to easily compare results and make forecasts for the near future. 

Data are the basis for the digital transformation process, but without proper interpretation, they are just numbers. A data-driven culture in companies is important for the decision-making process, for people to transform and leverage analytics for the evolution of the business. 

What does a Data-Driven mindset mean?

→ Observe the amount of omnipresent data in your company

→  Identify the missing information in your data

→  Be comfortable with working with KPIs and metrics

→  Communicate with colleagues and leaders based on your results and information provided by the data

→  Integrate Data Analysis in day-to-day activities

→  Stay open to data specialists and collaborators that can help 

Data-Driven companies foster Data Culture and Data Analytics in their meetings and discussions and employees prepare strategies and recommendations based on them. According to this study data-leading respondents use data 4,5 times more for the process of decision making, than their colleagues. 

Bar Charts are often used by data analysts for comparing different metrics and between subgroups of data. A Bar Chart helps them see which groups of data are higher and which ones can be compared to the others.

In our weekly skill pills videos, we show you some tips and clear steps for you to build different types of charts and graphics with Tableau. No matter if you are a beginner user of Tableau, or an experienced one, here are the steps you need for creating Bar Charts Totals in a Table:

To create Bar Charts Totals in a Tableau, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Connect to data

→ In Tableau Desktop, connect to Superstore sample data provided by Tableau.

Step 2: Create the visualization

→ Create a New Sheet, select Mark Type as Bar.

→ Add Order Date to Columns and Sales to Rows.

→ Add Sales to Color and Label.

→ Create a second New Sheet, select Mark Type as Bar.

→ Add Sales to Columns.

→ Add Order Date to Rows then Right Click and change it from Year to Month.

Also, watch the video tutorial here:


Article and video created by Ana-Maria Scarlat, Data Analyst at btProvider.  

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