Bar Chart Race

Bar Chart Race represent rankings data over time.
An example of this visualization is the evolution of wages by region between 1966 and 2010 in France


The data you want to visualise must have a column containing a temporality. In the evolution of wages example, the temporality is the years.

Bar Chart Race initialization

To configure a Bar Chart Bace visualization, click on Visualizations in the navigation bar, then on Configure visualization.

  1. Choose the application Bar Chart Race
  2. Enter the title of your visualization

You are redirected to the configuration page of your application with its different sections:

  1. Information
  2. Action buttons (full screen, integration on a site, capture, ...)
  3. Configuration menu
  4. Preview

Page de configuration

The title of the visualization can be changed anytime.
The Informations section shows a summary of the characteristics of your application.

Configuration menu

The configuration menu contains three submenus : Sources, Preparation and Presentation.


Sources allows to choose a dataset and define the Filters. Filters restrict the data displayed in the visualization.
It's possible to Restrict to Values from a column, Restrict to Range of Values from a column, or Exclude Values from a column.


Preparation section define which columns you will use in your visualization.

  • Calculation allows to count rows, sum or average on column values.
  • Column allows to choose the column used for the Calculation.
  • Time field allows to choose the column containing the time values.
  • Value field allows to define the column containing the labels used on each bar.

Once all the options are filled in, you have a first glimpse of your visualization.

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Evolution of the ranking of Ligue 1 teams for the 2016-2017 season


The Presentation submenu allows to modify the Maximum number, the Duration in seconds, the Width, the Position, the colors of the bars of bars and if the visualization starts automatically.

When you are satisfied with the preview click on Save to finalize your configuration.
You can add a description at the bottom of the page and make your application public.
You can consult it using the consult or full screen buttons.