Using A Bar Chart As A Selective Indicator


The purpose of this article is to show you how to use a bar chart as an indicator to provide an overview and allow you to make selections.
Bar charts are normally used to provide quantitative visualizations across wide sets of data. However, when there are few values in a field, they can be used as a powerful indicator to provide a brief overview. You can use for a year over year analysis that allows the user to choose years or to a selection in sales by gender.


Step 1: Identify the field you want to allow users to make a selection in and create a bar chart. For this use case Patient satisfaction is being used.
Step 2: Remove The Y Axis, X axis gridlines, the legend, and turn on Value labels.
Step 3: Shrink the bar chart to fit in with the indicators.