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Creating mekko charts

The mekko chart is suitable for comparing groups, while being able to compare category items contained within these groups. The dimension axis shows the groups, while the measure axis shows the normalized percentage value for each category item. The size of each group shows its value.

You can create a simple mekko chart on the sheet you are editing.

  1. From the assets panel, drag an empty mekko chart to the sheet.
  2. Click Add dimension and select a dimension or a field. This dimension defines the grouping.
  3. Add a second dimension in the order of hierarchy level. The second dimension you add defines the categories.
  4. Click Add measure and select a measure or create a measure from a field.

In a mekko chart you need two dimensions and one measure.

Each bar corresponds to the first dimension, divided into smaller categories based on the second dimension. The values of the measures determine the relevant height of the categories inside each bar, as well as the size of the bars.

When you have created the chart, you may want to adjust its appearance in the properties panel.

For more information, see Changing the appearance of a visualization.

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