Column Chart

A column chart is used when you want to compare the values of individual data points with another. They help in bringing out the highs and lows of the data set. The Column chart is a data visualization where each category is represented by a rectangle, with the height of the rectangle being proportional to the values being plotted. Column charts are also known as vertical bar charts.

Best Situations to Use a Column chart:

Column charts are suitable for displaying data sets with negative values


To find the best and worst performers in an organization

Variations of this chart

Use stacked Column charts: Where multiple categories can be clubbed together on top of each other, which makes addressing multiple questions easier.

Use column side by side: Where comparison between multiple categories becomes easier instead of toggling between charts.

Add color for quick insight: Displaying the columns with colors will make users pay quick attention to important tasks.

Default Chart Image

The properties of Column Chart:

  • Axis Setup: The user can Enable the Auto axis, the Base Zero value, Horizontal & Vertical marker line, zero marker line and can change the color of lines, increase and decrease the color Transparency by opacity.

  • Background: The user can change the background color of the chart, can get the border for the chart and can change the border color, can get the reflection of the chart by enabling the shadow option can also change the color and increase & decrease the transparency of the shadow.

  • Export Options: The user can enable the “Enable Context Menu”, then it is possible to download the reports in different formats if we click on the chart from the preview section. The heading and subheading of that downloaded chart and the name of the downloaded file can be changed from this section.

  • Formatter: The user can change Y-Axis values in units to %, T, Lacs, M, etc. Precision if we want the value in decimal format. Currency if we want the value in INR, Pound, USD. Position of the currency if it's in prefix and currency in Rupee then the sign will be seen in left-side if it's in suffix then it will be seen in right-side. Number Formatter if we want it in Indian or international.

  • General: The user can change the height, width, top, left, chart type, column type & Line form. In this case, we have changed the chart type to Clustered & Base form to Rectangle, gradient1.

  • Legend: The user can enable the internal legend if we want to show and can change the font size, color, style, etc.

  • Subtitle: The user can enable the subtitle if we have any second title and also, we can change the Name, Font color, size, style, etc.

  • Title: The user can change Title Name, Font color, size, style, etc.

  • Tooltip: The user can show the description of the series can use the tooltip by enabling it.

  • X-Axis: The user changed the axis name, Font color, Font size, Enable the axis line, and changed the axis color.

  • Y-Axis: The user changed the axis name, Font color, Font size, Enable the axis line, and changed the axis color.

  • Dataset Series properties: The user can change the color of each series by selecting any of the series and also, we can Enable the Data Label which shows the Value of each Revenue & Expenses.

General Properties:

Title Properties:

Formatter Properties:

X-Axis Properties:

Y-Axis Properties:

Properties Tab from the Dataset Pallet

Following variants of the Column chart by changing the Properties.

Clustered chart with Plain base

Clustered chart with Rectangle Base

Clustered chart with Cylinder Base

Clustered chart with Gradient1 Base

Clustered chart with Gradient2 Base

Clustered chart with Gradient3 Base

Stacked Chart with Rectangle Base

Stacked Chart with Cylinder Base

Stacked Chart with Plain Base

Stacked Chart with Gradient1 Base

Stacked Chart with Gradient2 Base

Stacked Chart with Gradient3 Base

Overlaid Chart with Rectangle Base

Overlaid Chart with Cylinder Base

Overlaid Chart with Plain Base

Overlaid Chart with Gradient1 Base

Overlaid Chart with Gradient2 Base

Overlaid Chart with Gradient3 Base

100% Chart with Rectangle Base

100% Chart with Cylinder Base

100% Chart with Plain Base

100% Chart with Gradient1 Base

100% Chart with Gradient2 Base

100% Chart with Gradient3 Base

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