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Bar Chart Widget in Placker for Reporting
Bar Chart Widget in Placker for Reporting

See values of your boards represented in bars split by category

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Written by Gustavo Simões Braga
Updated over a week ago

The bar chart widget in the Report view allows users to visualize data in a clear and concise manner. It's useful for reporting key metrics with a category that is relevant in that board and presenting data in an appealing format.

When a bar chart is useful for your projects

Bar charts are simple to understand and interpret because of their visual display of data.

The most common use case for it is comparing data across different categories, even with large datasets.

However, they are not the most suitable for displaying continuous data, like the amount of effort worked through time. Line charts are better for these purposes.

Also, be careful not to make them too cluttered (with many bars or categories) because it would make it confusing for the viewers.

In the example above, where the effort per member is shown, it is quite easy to understand who are the workers with the highest load. This makes it possible to take action on this.

How to add, edit and remove any Widget

The Report view in Placker allows you to set up widgets and customize it according to your reporting needs.

Here is a link to an article that shows how to do this step by step:

Configuring the Bar Chart Widget

Once you have added the widget, you can set the preferences according to how you want the data to be presented.

When you enter the edit mode and configure the widget, there will options to select. Hovering the mouse over them will display a description of what they mean.

To exemplify, these are the settings selected for the bar chart presented above:

Analyzing and Interacting with the Bar Chart

Once the bar chart widget is configured, you can interact with it to gain insights and analyze the data. Here are some actions you can perform:

  • Hover: Hover over a bar to view the value a specific data point or the title to see its tooltip.

  • Click: Click on a bar to drill down into the underlying tasks or items represented by the bar in the Data view.

  • Filter: Apply additional filters to refine the data displayed on the chart. This can be either in the widget configuration or in the whole section.


The bar chart widget in Placker is a valuable tool for reporting and visualizing data. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can effectively use the bar chart widget to present information, track progress, and make data-driven decisions.

Remember, the bar chart widget is just one of the many options available in the Report view. Explore other widgets and functionalities to enhance your reporting capabilities.

And if you have any questions or need help, you can always reach out to our specialized support team by clicking the chat button at the lower right corner.

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