Add data bars SQL Server


show more A data bar is a very basic mini chart that presents a single data point from information stored in your SQL Server database. Adding data bars provides quick visual representation and makes it simpler to pick out key data from a report. Follow this step-by-step training session to learn how to create data bars in your business reports. show less
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Adding data bars

While sparklines are visually simple, sometimes you need something that's even simpler. So next, we are going to talk about how to add data bars. These are another mini chart option very similar to sparklines, and they are best for representing a single data point. The best way to explain them is just to show them. I am going continue to use this matrix that I just created, and what I am going to do is add a data bar element that visually represents the total sales per region. What mean by that is having some way of quickly scanning this data, even when it's collapsed, and just easily see which of these numbers compare to which of these other numbers.

Okay, it's not that hard to see right now, but if I had a few dozen more it might be hard to scan them. So, into my Report Designer where I have this report, what I'm going to do is add a new column, but this time to the right-hand side of the existing total sections. So I'll grab the column here and up at the top, in the...

Adding data bars
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A data bar is a very basic mini chart that presents a single data point from information stored in your SQL Server database. Adding data bars provides quick visual representation and makes it simpler to pick out key data from a report. Follow this step-by-step training session to learn how to create data bars in your business reports.

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