Create a Bar Graph/Bar Chart

Learn how to make a bar graph/chart.

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Written by Aliyah Hunter
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A bar chart is great for sharing a statistic that has multiple categories and for comparing the same variable for different geographies.

Watch the video or scroll further down for written step-by-step instructions.

To add one to your report, click the Bar icon and choose either mySidewalk Data or Your Data.

Use the search option to find a variable. You can choose the data you want for your chart by clicking the drop down arrow and add data using the blue plus button.

Using the edit panel on the right, you can make changes to your bar chart. Under the Data tab, you can manage the label and use the eye icon to remove any unnecessary data. You may want to normalize your data and turn it into a percent, depending on the type of data. You can also change the variable if needed by clicking Change Data.

You can change or add geographies for comparisons under the Geography tab by selecting Add Geography. Use the search option to find other geographies and simply click them to add.

Use the pencil icon to edit, the trashcan icon to delete, and the double bar icon to rearrange the order in the menu.

The Style tab allows you to change the color and size of the bars or change the chart orientation. You can also add a title, footnote, or accessibility description. This adds to the effect and the usefulness of your Bar Chart.

For more on how to make a bar chart, check out the video below:

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