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Three-dimensional Bar Charts

You can add more information to your bar chart by adding an additional item or items to the Z-Categories pane in Outliner. Using multidimensional charts, you can show various relationships between three or more items in easy-to-understand bar chart formats.

the added data in rows that extend back along the chart’s Z-axis.

The figure below shows a simple two-item bar chart.

Simple two-item bar chart

Dragging a label item to the Z-Categories pane (in this case, Year) causes to plot the extra dimension as shown in the following figure.

Three-item bar chart

To create a three-dimensional bar chart:

  1. Select a bar chart format from the Chart drop-down list.
  2. The default chart format is Vertical Bar.

  3. Drag a label item from the Catalog pane to the X-Categories pane in Outliner.
  4. Drag a label item from the Catalog pane to the Z-Categories pane in Outliner.
  5. Drag a value from the Catalog pane to the Y-Facts pane in Outliner.
  6. A chart is plotted that summarizes the selected value (Y-Facts pane) as it relates to the subcategories of the label items (X-Categories and Z-Categories panes).


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