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Bullet Graph in Tableau
  • Last Updated : 01 Oct, 2020

In this article, we will learn how to draw a bullet graph in tableau worksheet to do further operations. For this first look into two terms :

  • Tableau: Tableau is a very powerful data visualization tool that can be used by data analysts, scientists, statisticians, etc. to visualize the data and get a clear opinion based on the data analysis. Tableau is very famous as it can take in data and produce the required data visualization output in a very short time.
  • Bullet Graph: A bullet graph is a variation of a bar graph developed by Stephen Few. Seemingly inspired by the traditional thermometer charts and progress bars found in many dashboards, the bullet graph serves as a replacement for dashboard gauges and meters.

Dataset used in the given examples is Dataset.

For this we have to follow some steps: 

  • Open the Tableau tool and connect a dataset into it.
  • Drag and drop the one sheet of the connected dataset.
  • Click on sheet1 to open the tableau worksheet.
  • On clicking Sheet1 you will get whole dataset attributes on the left side and a worksheet for work.

  • To draw a bullet graph you have to select a minimum of three attributes (two in the row and one in the column) by drag and drop then select the chart option as a bullet.

Example 1: Market as the column and Sales and Profit as the rows.



Example 2: This example is also drawn similar to above example 1 with some extra marks and which is explained in steps given below :

  • Select the Region and Sales fields as column and row respectively.
  • Select the chart type bullet graph.
  • Apply marks by color of profit.
  • Apply marks by details of shipping mode.

Example 3: This example is also drawn similar to above example 1 with some extra marks and which is explained in steps given below :

  • Select the Category, Sub-Category and Profit fields as column and row respectively.
  • Select the chart type bullet graph.
  • Apply marks by color of discount.
  • Apply marks by details of sales.

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