Have you spotted a trend that is worth visualizing? Do you want to present your data engagingly and straightforwardly? We've got you covered! With the bar chart race, you can quickly create a visualization that is sure to catch your viewers' attention.
Create a bar race
- Click on the Add chart button in the left-side toolbar and find the Bar race option. Add it to your project by clicking on it or by dragging it onto the canvas.
- After you've added the chart to your project, populate it with data. Double click on the chart or open the Edit data tab in the right-side settings panel to access the datasheet. Add the data you want to visualize by copy-pasting them in the datasheet or using one of the available data import options. Note: For the bar race to work, enter the time series in the sheet's first row.
You can also add images, icons and GIFs on bars.
Adjust the bar race to your liking
After adding data to the chart, go ahead and customize it. Head over to the settings panel and expand the Chart properties tab. You'll find the usual options of showing values and enabling data download, as well as some new features.
- With Show data label enabled, the chart will showcase the entries from the first row of the datasheet in the bottom right corner.
- If you enable Show Highest / Lowest control, your audience will be able to select whether they want the highest or lowest values to appear on top while the bars are racing. You can also name the two labels to your liking.
- You can set Default sorting for the bar chart race. Select whether you want the highest or lowest values to appear on top by default.
- There is an option to Limit data sets. Select how many of them you'd like to be displayed in the chart.
- Last but not least, set the Animation duration per data set(s). You can select between 0.1 and 2 seconds – the higher the time interval chosen, the slower the bars will race.
Browse through the articles available in the charts subsection of the Support page to see additional information on chart customization.