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Clustered stacked column chart

I'm trying to implement a Clustered stacked column chart. I can't figure out how to do it or find any examples. 


The chart would look similar to the image below. Have you got any idea if this can be acieved in Power BI?

 

 

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Re: Clustered stacked column chart

@trev_likes_PBI
In Power BI Desktop, it’s not possible to create a chart which can combine both Clustered and Stacked column chart together. Because it can’t determine which group of series need to be “clustered”, which group of series need to be “stacked”. And it’s still not supported to add multiple fields into Legend of a chart. The expected result as you posted can’t be achieved. For your requirement, I suggest you add a column to assign type “Forecast” and “Actual”, then build a hierarchy like “Type->Cost”. Put the hierarchy on X-axis, you suppose to drill down the detail level to see those different costs.

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Angelia

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Re: Clustered stacked column chart

@trev_likes_PBI I think in power bi using standard stacked column chart you won't be able to split out two columns but it will have different colours for each category of your legend. Something like below.

 

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Re: Clustered stacked column chart

Thank you ankitpatira. However, a stacked column is not sufficient for what we are trying to implement. 

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Re: Clustered stacked column chart

@trev_likes_PBI
In Power BI Desktop, it’s not possible to create a chart which can combine both Clustered and Stacked column chart together. Because it can’t determine which group of series need to be “clustered”, which group of series need to be “stacked”. And it’s still not supported to add multiple fields into Legend of a chart. The expected result as you posted can’t be achieved. For your requirement, I suggest you add a column to assign type “Forecast” and “Actual”, then build a hierarchy like “Type->Cost”. Put the hierarchy on X-axis, you suppose to drill down the detail level to see those different costs.

Best Regards,
Angelia

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Re: Clustered stacked column chart

Thank you. I will have to work with that for now.

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Helper V
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Re: Clustered stacked column chart

The problem is drill-downs do not work on dashboards, hence the heirarchy cannot be used on dashboards. How difficult is it custom  build this visual?

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Re: Clustered stacked column chart

You might want to think about using small multiples, i.e. splitting up the one chart into four small bar charts, one for each country.

 

If the data isn't too complex small small multiples in general work great to bring out differences among categories. 

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Re: Clustered stacked column chart

Problem is, nobody cares. The idea has been there since 2014, combine it with the fact that this  doesnt work, doesnt look good. Things your power user can do in excel and just wont work in PowerBI, it is getting ridiculous. 

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Re: Clustered stacked column chart

You have to structure your data like this example before using it in power BI.

 

https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-combine-bar-graphs-of-stacked-and-unstacked-columns-in-single-chart-i...

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