This article will familiarize you with the overview, and configuration of the Vertical Stacked Bar chart.

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A vertical stack is a chart that uses vertical bars to show comparisons among categories. One axis of the chart shows the specific categories being compared, and the other axis represents a discrete value.

The Vertical Stacked Bar Chart is available for the following analytics components –

  • Pivot Table
  • Analytics Builder
  • Sprint Burndown


To plot a Vertical Stacked Bar chart, perform the following steps –

1. Open the Analytics page and click the Add Widget icon. The Analytics Builder appears.

2. Click the Vertical Stacked Bar Chart. The Settings page appears.

Vertical stacked bar chart

3. Enter the given information in the Data Criteria and Dimension and Settings as per your requirements.

  • Widget Name – Modify the widget name if required.

Data Criteria

  • Select Workitem type – Select the workitem type for which you want to plot the chart. You can select any number of workitems for a chart. If the selected workitem type has no instances in it, a message is displayed on the screen.
    Note: If you select the My Workitem option, the Release, Sprint, and Task Plan options won’t be selected as they are dependent on the form’s execution.
  • Select workitem status – Select the workitem status such as All, Open, Closed, etc. for the workitem types.
  • Select Filter – Select the filter that you want to apply to the workitems for the chart. You can also create a new filter.
  • Date Range – Select the start date and the end date under the data criteria to plot the chart. By default, it loads the Project start and end dates.

Dimensions and Settings

  • Select aggregation – You can aggregate the chart values based on the numeric field of the selected workitem type such as count, sum, percentage, etc.
  • Show Data Labels – Enable this option to view the data labels/values on the chart.
  • X Axis – Select the attribute (and its values) which you want to be plotted on the X axis of the chart. The attribute field shows all the fields which are common in the selected workitem types.
  • You can plot a trend line on the widget. The trend line toggle gets enabled only if the release, sprint, or any other date dimension is selected at the X axis.
  • Stack By – Select the attributes by which you want to stack your information in the chart.

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