Bullet Chart

Bullet is a type of Column or Bar chart where we display series one above the other, and later in their display settings we determine the way the series overlap. This is a simple chart that is suitable for comparing one larger and one smaller size, e.g. Budget and Actual sales values. How to create this type of chart you will find out in the following “recipe”…

Series overlap

When analyzing sales, we will often come across data series that would be convenient to display using a Stacked Column or Stacked Bar chart, but due to their nature this is not a good solution. For example, if we have a production cost and a sales price, we need to calculate the price difference in order to show the production price and the price difference as two complementary series on the chart; their sum is, it is easy to see, the sales price. Can we create such chart without additional calculation?