2024 Week 2 | Sigma: Can you recreate this drillable bar chart?


Let’s keep the new year rolling! I’m Eric, and I’m really excited to host this week. Thanks to all the folks who have participated so far, we look forward to seeing more of your submissions this week.

Today, I’m excited to give you a challenge that gets you familiar with drilling in Sigma. Let’s see how deep it goes!

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  1. Create a horizontal bar chart that shows the Sum of Profit by Region (to start)
    • Data source: Sigma Sample Database > Retail > Plugs_Electronics > PLUGS_ELECTRONICS_HANDS_ON_LAB_DATA
      • In a production situation, you would likely create a ‘Data’ tab to store a reference to a source table, but that’s not necessary here.
    • Note that ‘Profit’ is hiding in the ‘Metrics’ tab.
  2. Create a control for ‘Show Profit By:’
    • Update Drill Categories to include all the drill options you see in the control
    • Point the controls at the appropriate target.
  3. Test by double clicking on one of the bars to drill into your chart
  4. Tweak your bar chart formatting until it looks like what you see in the image.
    • Remove X-axis grid lines
    • Remove X-axis labels
    • Add value labels
    • Format Profit to SI units


Sigma Sample Database > Retail > Plugs_Electronics > PLUGS_ELECTRONICS_HANDS_ON_LAB_DATA



After you finish your workout, share on LinkedIn (or Twitter) using the hashtags #WOW2024 and #SigmaComputing, and tag Adrian Segura, Ashley Bennett, Eric Heidbreder, and Katrina Menne!

Also, make sure to fill out the Submission Tracker so that we can count you as a participant this week to track our participation throughout the year.


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