How to Build an Overlapping Bar Chart in Tableau By Jeffrey Shaffer

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There continues to be strong interest in my recent visualization, Bar Hopping: Theme and Variations on a Bar Chart. This week on LinkedIn, Steve Adams saw the post and asked about building another variation of a bar chart in Tableau. He was struggling with trying to reproduce overlapping bars. Normally, I would suggest we avoid these types of visualizations. Overlapping bars can make the comparisons harder to see and a bar with a target line would be a much better choice. However, this visualization is apparently a requirement to be compliant with the International Business Communication Standards (IBCS), so it is necessary for Steve to be able to reproduce this
in Tableau.

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