How to Make a Bubble Chart in Tableau

A bubble chart is a way of visually representing data by plotting disks on a two-dimensional graph. It is called a bubble chart because the discs look like bubbles when they are plotted on the table. A bubble chart is a combination of the Scatter Plot and Proportional Area Chart. It is used to display and analyze 3-4 dimensions of data. There is much online software to create bubble charts online, and one such software is Tableau. Tableau is a great bubble chart maker, so to learn how to create a bubble chart in Tableau.

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How to Make a Bubble Chart in Tableau

Step 1 – Open Tableau

Open Tableau and click on one of the options under Connect on the right side of the screen. You can open any file on Tableau but we will use sample data from Sample Super-Source for the purpose of this how-to guide on how to make a bubble chart. 

Step 2 – Select Data

Now select the desired data from Dimension for row and Measures for the column. A default bar chart will appear on the screen. You can add more dimensions and another measure, but for this tutorial, we will use one.

For columns, we choose Category from Dimensions and Sale from Measures

tableau select data

Step 3 – Insert Bubble Chart

To insert a bubble chart instead of a bar chart, click on Show me in the Toolbar on the right side of the screen and then click on the Bubble Chart icon. A tableau bubble chart will appear on the screen.

tableau insert bubble chart

Step 4 – Customize the Chart

On the left side of the screen, different editing tools are present. Under Marks, drag region on to details if you want to add more bubbles to the chart. You can also add more data and information by bringing profit to colors under Marks. Similarly, to name each bubble, drag the region option to label under Marks. To edit the labels, go to Show me and then click on Format Mark Labels. Furthermore, you can change the colors, font, and other features to make your bubble chart more customized by using tools under Color Pallets and Effects.

In this way, you can create a bubble chart online using Tableau.

tableau customize chart

How to Create a Bubble Chart in Edraw Max

Create all types of charts and other visual data using Edraw Max Online. You can also create a bubble chart using Edraw Max. To learn how to make a bubble chart using this versatile online bubble chart maker, check out our simple step-by-step instructions mentioned below. 

Step 1 – Open Edraw Max Online

Visit https://www.edrawmax.com/online/ on your browser to launch Edraw Max Online.

open edrawmax

Step 2 – Open Graphs and Chart

On the left navigation on the screen, scroll down to Graphs and Charts. Different types of graphs will appear. Click on Bubble Chart. Free Edraw Max templates will appear. You can choose a free Bubble Chart template or create one from scratch. For this tutorial, we will select a blank page. Once you click on the blank page, a new Edraw Online window will open up in the browser.

edrawmax bubble chart

Step 3 – Insert Bubble Chart

To create a bubble chart online from scratch, click on Charts in the drop-down menu of the Insert Tab. A pop-up of Insert a Chart window will appear. Scroll down to Scatter Chart and select Bubble Chart, then press OK. A bubble chart will be inserted on your Edraw page.

edrawmax insert chart window

Step 4 – Adjust Chart and Enter Data

Click on the Chart. A navigation pane will appear on the right side of the screen. Adjust the Bubble Chart by using the Attribute tab where you can find different options to edit and format the chart. Click on Data to enter your data. You can add CVS data and change/update information in each row and/or column.

edrawmax chart pane

Step 5 – Customize your Bubble Chart

Keep editing and formatting your bubble chart according to your needs. Once you are satisfied with the final bubble chart, close the Format tab and save your document.

edrawmax customize chart

How to Save an Edraw Chart as a Common File

Edraw Max Online lets you export Edraw documents in several commonly-used file types. To save an Edraw file in another software, click on File and then go to Export. Now, select the file type you want to choose. You can save your document to Excel, Graphics, PDF, PowerPoint, and more.

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Edraw also allows you to save documents in Google Drive and Dropbox. Click on File and then Save as. A pop-up window will appear and ask you where you want to save your Edraw bubble chart in Personal cloud, Dropbox, or Google Drive.

We hope this guide was helpful. Our tutorial on how to create a bubble chart in tableau and Edraw Max Online concludes here.

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