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Lollipop Chart






Tableau Canvas Layout:





Lollipop is another version of tadpole chart that takes its name from similarity to a lollipop. The only difference of tadpole and lollipop chart is that lollipop chart uses length/height from the baseline while tadpole chart does not.

Data Set: Lollipop Data



Building a Lollipop Chart


Opening the Lollipop Dataset

   Move Sub-Category to Columns
   Move Sales Circle to Rows. Select Dual Axis and don't forget to synchronize
   On Marks card of the first Sales Circle, choose Bar

You should now have a Lollipop chart that looks like this:



NOTE: I filtered out "Fasterners" as its circle is cut by half by X-axis.


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