Should I use Bar or Line chart to show trend in Qlikview?




I want to show the trend monthly sales over two years. There is multiple options to visualize it like bar chart, line chart and tables. Please suggest, which chart should I use? Is there rules to pick the right chart to convey the message efficiently.



Hi Satish,

I think you should go for a Line chart, as they are better to show trends, and as I can figure out you will have 24 data points which will look messy if you show on a bar chart. Also bar charts are mostly used for comparative studies b/w classes.

So , go with the line charts. Also you will find some guides if you search on google about picking the right chart for each usecases.

Hope this helps.

Aayush Agrawal