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When to Use

Vertical Column

You want to highlight values for easy comparison and plot your numbers vertically. Use a column chart to place less emphasis on time and focus on comparing values.

3D Vertical Bar

Similar to the vertical bar chart, but in three dimensional form.

Stacked Vertical Bar

Also referred to as stacked column charts and used when part-to-whole comparison is important.


Similar to the vertical bar, but having chart components shown in cylindrical form.

3D Stacked Vertical Bar

Similar to the 3d stacked vertical bar chart, but in three dimensional form.


Compares the contribution of each value to a total across categories.


Chart Data Options



Horizontal Axis

This is the category label for the X axis

Vertical Axis

Typically a numeric value such as $. An item that you want to measure on your Chart


This option is only available if you have a cross tab data set available and is used to determine the colour applied for cross tab series data.


Column Chart Tutorial


In order to set up a Column Chart you will need:

  1. Create a report with chart display
    1. Select a field to use as the Horizontal Axis
    2. Select a field to use as the Vertical Axis
    3. Select a field to use as the Colour (if you have decided to create a cross tab report)
  2. Create your chart, selecting Column as the type
  3. Provide the Horizontal Axis, Vertical Axis, and Colour options
  4. Customise the Chart as required
  5. Proceed to the Output step
  6. Save your report



1.  Start the Report creation process by using one of these methods:


    • Left Side Nav - open the left side navigation panel, click on Create, select the Report option


    • Top Right Button - click on the create button, select the Report option.


    • Toolbar - click on the Create link in the toolbar, select the Report option.

You will now see the New Report lightbox.

Left Side Nav

Top Right

(with Left Side Navigation enabled)


2. Click on the Ski Team view in order to use the fields defined within it for creating the report.

3. You will now be taken to the Data step of the Report Builder.

4. Add Camp Demographic and Camp Rating to Columns.

5. Proceed to the Charts step of the builder.

6. Select the Vertical Column chart from the Column section of the charts panel on the right of the screen.

7. Set the following components:

  • Horizontal Axis: Camp Demographic
  • Vertical Axis: Avg Camp Rating

8. Save your report