While bar charts look like column charts on their sides, bar charts serve different purposes and can be extremely useful. This article will give you an overview of how to build and use bar charts.
Anytime you have longer chart labels (as opposed to dates), a bar chart will allow those to be easier to read. Displaying any data by date will be best visualized as a column chart so you can read it left to right.
Sales Leaderboard. Any kind of leaderboard metric—“top 10” or “top 15”—makes for a great bar chart. This kind of a metric allows you to see the progress your sales reps have made towards reaching a goal or quota. This can also be tweaked to other team metrics, such as chats by support representative.
Success of Products. If you are an eCommerce business, one potential use of a bar chart would be to track the sales on different products. Are there certain products that are selling better than others?
How to Build a Bar Chart
To build a bar chart, first log in to your Grow account and click Add Metric. Choose your data source, connect your data, and press continue.
In Edit Metric, click on the chart type menu to view the list of charts. Go ahead and select Bar Chart.