How to create Stacked Bars on Grand Totals in Tableau

Stacked bars on grand totals in Tableau

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This article contains a video tutorial and written steps about data visualisation in Tableau, how to build specific types of charts and how to use them in your day to day reporting activity.

Tableau is known to be the best business intelligence platform out there which helps us visualize our data, better understand it, and allows us to ask specific questions and receive specific answers. Today we are bringing forward the topic of how to create stacked bars on grand totals in Tableau. While the bar charts are useful for comparing different categories, stacked bars on grand totals show what segments perform the best, and at the same time, keep the categories together to better observe their composition.

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In order to create Stacked Bars on Grand Total in 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

Drag Segment on Columns

Drag Sales on Columns

Drag Region on Rows

Duplicate Segment and drag the copy on Colors.

Add Sales to Label

Open Analysis Tab -> Totals -> Show Row Grand Totals

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