Quick Visualisations: Sparkbars with Colour

by Janasobini Vetharuban

Similar to Sparkline charts, Sparkbar charts are small, lightweight charts that typically do not have axis. They’re a quick and amazing way of visualising your data, without needing the complexity of a full blown chart.

They can be created in 5 easy steps!

Step 1 | Drag the fields you want into the view.

I have decided to visualise the Profit for each Region by Quarter

Step 2 | Change the chart type to be ‘Bar’ in the Marks Card

Step 3 | Resize the charts to make them smaller

Step 4 | Remove the axis headers

Step 5 | Colour by your desired field

I created a calculated field called ‘Unprofitable’ which will highlight the quarters where the profit was below zero.

Step 6 | Format your chart to look pretty 🙂

Hope this was helpful!

If you liked this, you can also check out Brandon’s post on how to “spark interest” with Sparkline charts

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