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Running Total Grouped Bar Graph

Version 15



A Running Total Grouped Bar graph is similar to a vertical Grouped Bar graph, except that each successive bar in a series displays the cumulative total (or "running total") of all bars in that series up to that point. Although you can use any kind of categorical data in a Running Total graph, typically, you use date or date-time data. Other chart types in Domo that utilize this same "running total" concept include Running Total Bar graphs, which include only one series bar per category; Running Total Stacked Bar graphs, in which series in a category are stacked on top of each other; and Running Total Line graphs, which use lines instead of bars.

Powering Running Total Grouped Bar graphs

A Running Total Grouped Bar graph requires three data columns or rows from your DataSet—one for categories, one for the series within each category; and one for values. For information about value, category, and series data, see Understanding Chart Data.

In the Analyzer, you choose the columns containing the data for your Running Total Grouped Bar graph. For more information about choosing data columns, see Applying DataSet Columns to Your Chart.

For more information about formatting charts in the Analyzer, see KPI Card Building Part 2: The Analyzer.

The following graphic shows you how the data from a typical column-based spreadsheet is converted into a Running Total Grouped Bar graph:

Customizing Running Total Grouped Bar graphs

You can customize the appearance of a Running Total Grouped Bar graph in a number of ways. Many customizations are possible by setting Chart Properties. For information about all chart properties, see Chart Properties. Unique properties of Running Total Grouped Bar graphs include the following.




Running Total > Number of Running Total Series

Lets you choose the number of aggregated series in most Running Total charts. Series that remain aggregated are determined by your chart series order as it appears in your legend. For example, if you had a Running Total Grouped Bar chart and you indicated that you wanted two running total series, the bars corresponding to the first two bar series in your legend would remain aggregated, and all other bars would show their literal values.

In the example, only one series has been selected as a running total series. This is the blue series at the bottom of each stack. All other series are shown with their literal values.

Value Scale > Title Position

Determines whether value scale labels in Vertical Bar charts appear to the left of the chart or above it.

Note: This property is deprecated as of our October 2016 release.


Changing the size of bars in a Running Total Grouped Bar graph

For any Bar graph, you can set the percentage of space taken up by bars in that graph or specify a fixed bar width. For more information, see Specifying the Size of Bars in Bar Graphs.