2020 Week 47: Can you create a Clustered Histogram?


I’ve had a post-it note on my desk since TCish 2020, someone asked me how to make a Clustered Histogram in Tableau and I froze.  I know how to make packed bar charts, and I know how to make a histogram, but the idea of a clustered histogram – a TRUE clustered histogram with a continuous axis didn’t immediately jump out to me as easy to build.

So that’s the challenge.  Build a clustered histogram where there’s a bar for each Segment and a continuous axis showing tick marks at the appropriate bin spots.  And since I can’t ever make anything easy, there are some nuanced tooltips you’ll want to make sure you match.


  • Dashboard Size: 1400px by 800px
  • # of Sheets: 1
  • Create a clustered histogram of # Orders by Sales Amount by Segment
    • Bins are every $100
    • Data is limited to 2020
    • # Orders $2,000+ are lumped together at the end
  • Match tooltips
      • When it is between two values tooltip says “between $X – $Y”
      • When it is $2,000+ it simply says $2,000+
  • Legend – this needs to be in all caps


This week uses the superstore dataset shipped in Tableau 2020.3.

I’m pretty sure this still matches the data set available here: data.world 


When you publish your solution on Tableau Public make sure to take the time and include a link to the original inspiration.  Also include the hashtag #WOW2020 in your description to make it searchable!


After you finish your workout, share on Twitter using the hashtag #WOW2020 and tag @AnnUJackson@LukeStanke, @_Lorna_Brown and @HipsterVizNinja



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