Create a stacked column chart in everviz

Follow the steps in this article to create a stacked column chart in everviz.

Stacked column charts are great for comparing quickly the values of multiple categories. Each stacked bar is comprised of a set of values for that category. This could be a pupil’s monthly test scores over the course of a year, for example, the number of times a product has sold per day in a week.

The example we’ll create lets us see how a set of sales employees has performed over a year’s first quarter. The stacked column chart will show the cumulative value of each employee’s monthly performance. We’ll be able to see easily which employee has performed best over the quarter, just by glancing at the stacked bars. We can also hover the mouse cursor over the stacked bars to see each month’s result for an employee.

To create a stacked column chart:

  • Launch the project wizard and select Chart to launch the chart wizard
  • Select Stacked column from the Chart type section to the left of the chart wizard’s screen. Notice that the preview pane changes to reflect the chart type you’ve chosen
  • Click Next to move to the Data step where you can enter the data for your chart
  • Click the top-left cell (A1) in the data table and press CTRL+A to select all the data in it
  • Press the delete key to remove the example data
  • Copy this example dataand paste it into the data table at the top-left cell (A1). You’ll see the newly added data reflected in the preview chart
  • Click Next to move to the Design screen where you can choose a theme for your chart. Click an available theme to see how it looks, or stick with the default theme
  • Click Next to move to the Text & Annotations screen where you can add contextual information to your chart, such as a title, axis labels and a caption
  • Click Next to move to the Save or Publish screen where you can save your chart for later amendment or use, or publish your chart
  • Alternatively, you can click the Continue in Editor button to edit the chart further with more granular options
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