Quick and Easy Bar Charts without Axes in Tableau

by Rachel Phang

Have you ever wanted to create a bar chart, or perhaps a series of bar charts, but not needed the axes? Your first thought was probably to go into the axis settings and turn them off manually.

There is an easier way: drag your measure into size, rather than into rows.

From this:

 

Bar chart using row

Bar chart using row

To this:

Bar chart using size

Bar chart using size

Similar but cleaner layout, but with the drawback that the labels then take a little more adjustment. Tableau has many ways of getting to the same or similar endpoint.

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