Stacked Bar Chart

Stacked Bar Chart

For this week we are building a stacked bar chart on https://Charts.PowerBI.Tips. While you can build this type of chart within Power BI Desktop this video is more of an example showing how you can build a similar custom visual chart. There are two areas that i’d like to point out.

  1. When working with a chart you can add a Legend to a shape object (2:40)
  2. Adding a grand total requires an additional Glyph (3:14)

While these two tips are pretty simple it really does help you when building more complex custom visuals.

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  1. Great tutorial! But I can’t make it work, because it want a aggregation on the X-axis…??

    • You would need to use a Group By feature. This would allow you to group the items and run a calculation on them. You might also need to change the default aggregation method in from average to sum.

  2. Good Day!
    Please help me, I can’t understand how to work with dates in Charticulator
    Whenever I’m dropping file with dates ( date format or text format) I get ugly date format from Power BI desktop.
    How to do it correct?

    • Try using a new column that has a concatenated month & Year formatting. If this is a text field it should honor the custom formatting. Something like 19-Mar, 19-April, should be enough to cause the x-axis to act like a text field and not a date field.

  3. we can lay dates as text on Axe X and add dates as date format to level of detail and it works

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