How to Build a Barbell Chart with Tableau

Step 1:

Drag [Quantity] to columns, [Category] to rows, and [Sub-category] to rows. This will create a bar chart.

Step 2:

Add Year([Date]) to the detail shelf, and filter out 2017 and 2018.

Step 3:

Change the mark type to circle, and copy year to color. You’ll see the barbells displayed without a line in between.

Step 4:

Copy the [Quantity] pill to create a second axis.

Step 5:

Change the mark type to line, and move year to the path shelf.

Step 6:

Create a dual axis, and you have a barbell chart.

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