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Compare highlighted legends in stacked bars

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Show highlighted legends in stacked bar charts as a unit from baseline (zero) on measure axis.



So (1) highlighted legends are comparative and thus (2) give dashboard consumer more post-analysis options.


The new post-analysis benefits are:

  • Comparison of highlighted group across bars
  • Comparison of highlighted group against total within bar
  • Ability to see if highlighted group has same sort order as total of stacked bar items



My thought was to let it be optional for dashboard consumer if highlighted legends are compared from baseline or not.

GIF animated mockup below shows how it would appear if compare highlighted from baseline is chosen.


Compare highlighted legends in stacked bars.gif



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