Documentation

Bar Chart Settings (beta)

Available chart settings tabs for Bar charts
General Legend Axis Color
Drilldown Annotation

General

“Chart title”, “Title font size”, “Chart subtitle”, “Subtitle font size”, and “Show tooltips” can be found in the General section of our Chart Settings page.

Stacked
When selected, stacks each Bar layer.

Stacked Bar charts work best when you want to focus on overall total values but still want the components to be visible.

Unstacked Bar charts allow for an equal comparison of each component.

Horizontal
When selected, turns your Bar chart to a horizontal Bar chart, reversing the x- and y-axes

Bar charts are helpful when comparing data across different categories. When dividing your data by ranked or non-continuous groups (basically things other than time), it can be helpful to switch to a horizontal Bar chart. It’s more natural for Western readers (we’re used to reading lines of different lengths aligned to a left edge).

Percentage
Changes your y-axis to show percentages (visually, x-axis if Horizontal is selected)

Charts with a percentage axis are sometimes called 100% stacked charts and are useful for displaying ratios without focusing on individual values.


Legend

“Show legend”, “Placement”, and “Number of columns” can be found in the Legend section of our Chart Settings page.


Axis

X Axis

“Title”, “Rotate labels”, “Hide labels”, “Min”, “Max”, “Steps”, “Date format”, “Data format”, “Number format”, and “Rounding” can be found in the Axis section of our Chart Settings page.

Log axis
Available when the x-axis labels are numeric

Displays the x-axis on a logarithmic scale

Y Axis

“Title”, “Rotate labels”, “Hide labels”, “Min”, “Max”, “Steps”, “Data format”, “Number format”, and “Rounding” can be found in the Y Axis (Left) section of our Chart Settings page.

Log axis
Editable when Stacked is unselected

Displays the y-axis on a logarithmic scale


Color

“Background color” and “Use custom colors” can be found in the Color section of our Chart Settings page.

Only have two columns but you want different colored bars for your Bar chart? Check out our FAQ about how to do that: Multi-colored bars in a Bar chart


Drilldown

Check out Drilldowns for more information on this tab.


Annotation

Check out the Annotation section from the Chart Settings page for more details.