A Marimekko graph is similar to a 100% Stacked Bar graph, in which each series bar represents the percentage of the overall category to which it belongs, as in a Pie graph. It is different in that it represents values through column width as well as height, making it easier to see differences in the values of different items.
As with other kinds of Bar graphs, both vertical and horizontal versions of Marimekko graphs are available. In vertical Marimekko graphs, series in categories are "stacked" on top of each other; in horizontal Marimekko graphs, the series appear side by side.
By default the values on the y-axis appear with percent symbols. You can change this behavior in the Chart Properties if you want. For more information, see Formatting Values in Your Chart.
Powering Marimekko graphs
A Marimekko graph requires three data columns or rows from your DataSet—one for categories, one for the series in each category, and one for values. For information about value, category, and series data, see Understanding Chart Data.
In the Analyzer, you choose the columns containing the data for your Marimekko graph. For more information about choosing data columns, see Applying DataSet Columns to Your Chart.
For more information about formatting charts in the Analyzer, see KPI Card Building Part 2: The Analyzer.
The following graphic shows you how the data from a typical column-based spreadsheet is converted into a vertical Marimekko graph:
The following graphic shows you how the data from a typical column-based spreadsheet is converted into a horizontal Marimekko graph:
Customizing Marimekko graphs
You can customize the appearance of a Marimekko graph by editing its Chart Properties. For information about all chart properties, see Chart Properties.