Data Plus Science, LLC
An on-line library for creating different chart types in Tableau
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.
Sample Superstore Dataset
Building an Area Chart
Opening the Superstore dataset
to move it to Rows.
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
to Columns and select Months.
to Color on Marks card. Change it to Area
You should now have a bullet graph similar to the image below.
Stacked Bar Chart
Bar Hopping: Bar Chart Variations
Return to the TabCharts.com chart gallery