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Bar Chart - Basic

A Bar chart shows categorical KPI data as horizontal bars on a value scale along the X-Axis. It functions much like a categorical column chart its side.

This layout makes it useful for comparing KPI values, and displaying contrasts between KPIs.

TIPS: Unlike a pie chart, using a column chart to show categorical data makes it difficult to see how individual categories relate to the overall KPI.

Use a data drilldown to show time-based data for each column. This will make your chart more powerful as a decision making tool.