This is a Quick Tip on how to build Rounded Stacked Bar Charts in Tableau, so less reading and more jumping in. We are going to spend 5 minutes or less building our Rounded Stacked Bar Charts in Tableau.


Let us start by loading the following data in Tableau Desktop / Public.

United Kingdom,Metric 1,0.2
United Kingdom,Metric 2,0.6
United Kingdom,Metric 3,0.2
Canada,Metric 1,0.1
Canada,Metric 2,0.2
Canada,Metric 3,0.4
Canada,Metric 4,0.3
United States,Metric 1,0.4
United States,Metric 2,0.5
United States,Metric 3,0.1
India,Metric 1,0.1
India,Metric 2,0.1
India,Metric 3,0.2
India,Metric 4,0.2
India,Metric 5,0.4
Australia,Metric 1,0.7
Australia,Metric 2,0.1
Australia,Metric 3,0.2
France,Metric 1,0.2
France,Metric 2,0.2
France,Metric 3,0.2
France,Metric 4,0.4

Calculated Fields

We will now create the following Calculated Fields



TC_Running Sum


TC_Starting Point



We will now create our worksheet:

  • Change the Mark Type to Line.
  • Drag Measure Names onto the Filter Shelf, ensure that TC_Starting Point and TC_Running Sum is checked.
  • Drag Measure Names onto the Path Mark.
  • Drag Measure Values onto the Columns Shelf.
  • Drag Country onto the Rows Shelf.
  • Drag Metric onto the Colour Mark.
  • Drag Size onto the Size Mark.

If all goes well, you should now see the following:

In the Measure Values

  • Right-click on TC_Running Sum, go to Compute Using and select Metric.
  • Right-click on TC_Starting Point, go to Compute Using and select Metric.

You should now see the following:

Now we will make the final cosmetic adjustments:

  • Hide the Row Dividers.
  • Hide the Column Dividers.
  • Hide the Zero Lines.
  • Hide the Grid Lines.
  • Adjust the Size.
  • Add a tooltip.
  • Hide the Value Axis-Header.

You should now have final data visualisation:

and boom, we are done. We have created a Rounded Stacked Bar Chart in Tableau. You can find my data visualisation Tableau Public at!/vizhome/RoundedStackedBarCharts/RoundedStackedBarCharts


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