Configure Bar Chart | Zoho Creator Help

Configure bar chart

horizontal bar chart  displays your categorical data in rectangular bars with lengths proportional to the values they represent. They are similar to column charts and are preferred when dealing with larger data and numbers. S tacked bar charts  have sub-bars stacked from end to end and allow part-to-whole comparisons over time, or across categories. A variation of stacked bar chart —  stacked percentage bar chart  enables you to quickly check a specific percentage of the overall data. 

Bar chart configuration includes getting values for the x and y axes. 

Note : The bar chart is similar to the column chart. The difference is in the orientation. Here, the x-axis is the vertical axis facilitating enough space for description of the entities.

To configure a bar chart

  1. Edit your application.
  2. Select the required page, then open the  page builder .
  3. Click the  Chart  option from the page elements menu on the left. A menu will slide in.
  4. Drag and drop a bar chart from the bar chart types available in the gallery. The  Chart Configuration  pane slides in from the right. 

  5. Select a  form  to represent its data on the chart.

    Note:  The   Form   dropdown lists all the forms in the application you are currently working on. To select a form from another application, click the  Change App  in blue in the footer of the form dropdown. Select another application and click  Done  to view all the forms in it.
  6. Select a  field  to map the category axis (x-axis).
  7. Enter a  label  for the x-axis.

  8. Choose a  value type  to be displayed on the y-axis.
    • Aggregate : Display the aggregate such as  Sum  or  Count  of the field. 

    • Actual : Display the actual value of the field.

  9. Enter a  label  for the y-axis.
  10. Evaluate for:
    • All Records : Evaluates for all the records in the form.

    • Selected Records : Evaluates for records based on the set criteria.
      • To set criteria: Click  Selected Records > Select Field > Select Operator > Enter a value  . Choose  AND  or  OR  to add criteria. 

  11. Click the  Preview  option at the top right of the chart configuration sheet.
  12. Close the preview window and make further edits to the chart or click  Done  to confirm submission.

To configure a stacked bar chart and Stacked percentage bar chart

  1. After  Step 4  in the simple column chart configuration, choose a  Stack by  field from the drop down

  2. Continue configuring from  Step 5 . Below is a gif that shows the preview of a stacked percentage bar chart:

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