An on-line library for creating different chart types in Tableau

Area Chart

Tableau Canvas Layout:

Area chart is actually line chart having area underneath filled with color. Another version is stacked area chart, which is a combination of line and stacked bar chart. It shows relative values of stacked dimensions or metrics against each other.

Data Set: Sample Superstore Dataset

Building an Area Chart

Opening the Superstore dataset

     Double-click Sales to move it to Rows.
     Drag Sub-category to move it to Columns.
     Set the Marks card to Area.

You should now have a regular area chart similar to the image below.

Stacked Area Chart

     Right-click and drag Order Date to Columns and select Months.
     Drag Sales to Rows.
     Move Category to Color on Marks card. Change it to Area

You should now have a bullet graph similar to the image below.

Related Material:

Stacked Bar Chart
Bar Hopping: Bar Chart Variations

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