In one of the previous articles, I demonstrated how to create a progress doughnut chart in Tableau to visualize the percent of completion on a single metric.
Read the article here.
In this article, I’ll use the same data to demonstrate how to visualize progress using a bar chart instead of a donut chart.
(Note, unlike in the case of progress donut chart – in this case we don’t need the Gap values which is the distance between the achieved value and 100% mark)
Let’s build the view (Option 1)
Once you connect the sample data, first create a calculated field which returns the maximum achievable value in this case 100% as shown below.
Drag the dimension Project Task to the rows shelf.
Drag the SUM(% Complete) to the columns shelf.
Drag the AVG(Maximum value (100%)) to the columns shelf.
Make the chart dual axis and synchronize the axis.
Format the axis/values to percent.
Customize the color of the respective charts (make the 100% chart lighter with a border, and the % complete chart make the color more intense).
Label the % complete chart.
Repeat the same procedure above, but now in this case make the ‘% Complete’ chart thicker than the ‘100% chart’ by simply adjusting the size.
Or you can repeat the same procedure, then make the ‘100% chart’ thicker and the ‘% Complete’ chart thinner by simply adjusting the respective sizes.
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