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Bar mekko

The area bar plot (also often called bar mekko) is a variable width bar chart. A area bar chart is an alternative to a bar chart, for instance to show product profitability, with gross margin as the bar height and sales as the bar width.

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PLOT DETAIL

The plot is run twice once for each period.

OTHER OPTIONS

Open the expander under the ­čôŐ Plot type drop down menu by clicking on the Ô׼ sign.

You can choose the dimension you want to plot, and which metrics to plot on the X and on the Y axes as long as the multiplication of these metrics return a thing meaningful metric.

By default the items are sorted by bar length.

You can also sort the chart by bar width.

NEGATIVE VALUES

Negative values on the Y axis will be plotted.

Since negative values on the vertical axis cannot be plotted in a mekko plot, the negative values will be dropped and an error message will be shown.