8 Replies Latest reply on May 3, 2014 5:10 AM by Sai Manikanta N

# How do I turn bars vertical?

As far as I can see, there's no way to make vertical bars from the default horizontal bars that Tableau provides.

As you can see in the image, I mapped the sum(table) to the size, and defined my rows with cut. I know I could map sum(table) to columns but that would also create a continuous axis that I'm trying to avoid.

If I move cut from Rows into Columns, all bars stay horizontal which is not very useful.

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Second image got broken somehow:

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Try putting your sum on rows in the second setup.

N.

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That is the Sum(table) that is currently on size.

N.

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but doing that creates a continuous axis that I'm trying to avoid. I assume that means there's no way to flip the bars by 90 degrees unless I use the metric on one of the axis instead of size. Am I correct?

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Hi,

Please attach workbook,It will be more clear than.

Thanks and Regards

Sumeet

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Is this what you are looking for?

Regards

Sumeet Arora

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Thanks Sumeet.

None.none, I'm struggling to understand why the continuous axis would be a bad thing. You are displaying these values on a continuous axis either way. After you move the green Sum(table) pill to the rows shelf, you can right click it and deselect "Show Header". That will remove it from the view. Incidentally, the green pill color indicates that this measure is continuous, discrete pills are blue and will display a lot more like dimensions (so will be very different from your current view).

Is that what you are looking for?

N.

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Use Swap in Tool bar