Bar/Column Chart

A bar chart or bar graph is a chart that presents grouped data with rectangular bars with lengths proportional to the values that they represent. The bars can be plotted vertically or horizontally. A vertical bar chart is sometimes called a column bar chart. In VitaraCharts, users will separate icons for horizontal and vertical charts and users will need to switch as needed.


Metrics - 1 or more metrics Attributes - 1 or more attributes Use as Filter Option - Available


We can set thresholds on metrics using any criteria to show specific colors on the chart. We can also include markers in thresholds. Open the property editor by clicking on the ‘Edit’ button and select the ‘Threshold’ tab.

threshold add

In the threshold, the editor window apply source, target, threshold condition and the other related information to set a threshold on the chart.

threshold condition

Apply all the inputs and click on ‘Apply’ button.

Data Labels

From 4.1 version, a feature is introduced in bar and column charts to show the data labels outside the bar/column. The option to enable this feature is added in data labels tab with ‘Show Label Outside Bar/Column’ checkbox. See the screenshot below:

By default, this option will be enabled for the charts created from 4.1. Below screenshot shows how the data labels look before and after enabling ‘Show Label Outside Bar/Column’ option

‘Show Label Outside Bar/Column’ feature is linked with horizontal data label positions. If data label is set to be shown outside the bar/coulmn, then the horizontal data label positions right, left, center will not have any effect on the chart.

Play-by Animation

Play by - animation shows the chart for each element of the first attribute. For more details about the play by feature please refer to play-by.

Background Image

The steps to set a background image for all Vitara charts are explained in backgroundImage.

Small Multiples

Column/Bar chart supports small multiples feature. Small multiples feature is explained in smallMultiples.