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How to build a Bar chart (11.1.x)

Use a bar visualization to compare values by one or more columns, such as sales for products or sales for products each month.

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Use a bar visualization to compare values by one or more columns, such as sales for products or sales for products each month.

Bar visualizations use horizontal data markers that are arranged in groups to compare individual values. You can use bar visualizations to compare discrete data or to show trends over time.

A bar visualization can show change over a specific time period or can compare and contrast two or more columns in a time period or over time. If there are so many bars that the labels are impossible to read, filter the data to focus on a subset of the data or use a tree map.

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  • Accelerator typeHow to
  • IndustryAny
  • Business functionAny
  • Product and version Cognos Analytics - 11.1.0 to 11.1.7
  • Author typeIBM
  • Company nameIBM
  • Author name IBM
  • Last modifiedOctober 29th, 2020
  • Language English