I have data that looks like this:
name date count
a 11/10/2012 2
a 12/10/2012 3
a 13/10/2012 2
b 12/10/2012 6
b 13/10/2012 2
b 14/10/2012 3
c 14/10/2012 2
c 15/10/2012 2
And I want to create a bar chart that has the sum of the count on the y axis and time on the x axis. The width of the bar should be the length of the time, like a Gantt chart. Each name has its own bar. Here is an image that shows what I am after.
The bars should overlap if the times overlap.
I have tried various things in Tableau but haven't really got close.
Is this kind of chart possible in Tableau? If not in 7, will it be in 8? I have heard it makes it possible to create some more complex chart types.