In this Tableau quick tip, we are going to walk through the creation of a Filled Square Chart in Tableau in 5 minutes or less. Something very simple and fun.


We will start by loading the following data into Tableau Desktop / Tableau public.

Note: If you have Tableau Desktop, you can use the Sample data source, but if you are using Tableau Public, download and load the following data source.


We will now build our worksheet:

  • Change the Mark Type to Bar
  • Drag Sales onto the Columns Shelf
  • Drag Sales onto the Rows Shelf
  • Drag Sales onto the Size Mark
  • Drag Region onto the Color Mark

You should see the following:

We will now make some adjustments:

  • Click on the Size Mark
    • Select Fixed
    • In Alignment select Right
  • Right-click on Region and select Sort
    • Set Sort by to Field
    • Set Field name to Sales
    • Set Aggregation to Sum

You should now have the following:

We will make the final adjustments:

  • Hide the Y-Axis header
  • Add a Color Border
  • Edit the Tool Tips

and we should have the following:

and boom, we are done! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and as always, you can find this data visualization on Tableau Public at!/vizhome/FilledSquareCharts/FilledSquareCharts


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