How to Create Tableau Bullet Chart?
A bullet chart is a type of chart that is used to compare the value of one measure with another measure. It is a variation of Bar chart which aids in the finding of the difference in the first measure within a range of differences in the second measure. It is like two bars drawn simultaneously to represent their values at the same position in the chart. In a nutshell, it can be said as combining two figures as one to view a similar result easily.
Creating Bullet Graph
To create and visualize the difference between two measures via Bullet Chart, the following are the steps:
- Open the Tableau Desktop and connect to your data source.
- Pull and drop the dimension field (here we have taken Direction) from the data pane into the column shelf.
- Drag and drop the two or more measures (here we have taken Sales) to the Rows shelf.
- The given-below graph appears which displays the two measures as two separate categories of bar charts, each representing the values for their measures. You will notice that the dimensions have swapped.
- You can also swap the reference bars by clicking the swap rows and columns options. And you will have the following result.
- From the Show Me tab present in the upper-right corner of the pane, select the Bullet Graph image.
- After choosing the bullet graph option, you will notice that Tableau has automatically dragged the sales measure to the Marks card. The following chart shows the bullet graph.