Column Chart -- Vertical Bars


The column chart is one of the most widely used chart types. Categories are displayed along the x-axis and values along the y-axis. The length of each bar relates to its value.

In some programs, column chart and bar chart are used synonymously, but in Sheetster, column chart refers specifically to vertical bars, while bar chart refers to horizontal bars.

When working with long category labels, it may be better to use a bar chart, because it provides more space for labels.

Common Uses

  • Showing data changes over time
  • Highlighting comparison among items or values
  • Exhibiting trends in a small number of data points