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  • Writer's pictureTracy Tran

Stacked Column Chart in DataInsider

Updated: Aug 21, 2021

1. What is a Stacked Column Chart?

A Stacked Column Chart is used to break down and compare each part of an entire group.

Each column in the chart represents an entire group, and segments in the bar display different parts or categories of that group.

In a stacked column chart, different colors are used to illustrate the different categories in the column.

2. When to use Stacked Column Chart?

A Stacked Column Chart is ideal for:

  • Data that is segmented and added to a whole

  • Comparision across the different columns

  • Compare the individual category of one category across the different columns, specifically whichever category is sitting on the axis, or any category where the bottom of its section of the column is in a consistent place across the columns

  • Compare the size of different categories if they're very different

3. Step By Step Guidance with DataInsider

Desired chart: A stacked column chart that compares the Total Revenue across Item Types and shows how much each Sale Channel takes up each Item Type.

Step 1. Drag Department to X-Axis

Step2. Drag Pageviews to Y-Axis

Step 3. Drag Sub Department to Breakdown

Another type of stacked chart is the stacked bar chart. In the next chapter, we'll dive deeper into this kind of chart: Stacked Bar Chart

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