# Bar Graph Sorting

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I am trying to create a stacked bar chart and sort by total sales. I have a field in the legend so I can see the composition of total sales. For some reason it is not sorting the chart descending by total sales like expected. What am i missing here ?

setup: as you can see I have sales dollars descending in the sorting yet for some reason it is not producing the expected format. Redacted y axis for privacy

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In the Chart Properties under General, set Sort On Totals to descending. This will make your chart group by the overall total and not the individual items.

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edited March 4
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• Is it possible your series is affecting the sort?

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@ArborRose I believe in your example you are sorting the Y axis alphabetically. I am trying to sort the Y axis based on Sales Dollars.

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edited March 4
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I think your "FORECA…" series needs to be in the sort

In my sample if I move value 2 to the front (blue), I get this sort.

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Unfortunately that gives me the same result. Here is an example of my underlying dataset. The value I'm using is a beast mode = sum(`value`). Here is an example of the dataset

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I think you need to create a calculated field. Something like Total Sales, where the formula is SUM(VALUE). Put that in the sort.

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@ArborRose the value I'm using is a beast mode = sum(`value`). Additionally my dataset does not have 2 value columns, just 1 with a column delineating the forecasted account . Here is a sample. I have attached above as well.

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Having the sample dataset helps. I understand what you are trying to do. But I'm also not seeing it sort as I think it should. I'll look further when I have a chance.

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In the Chart Properties under General, set Sort On Totals to descending. This will make your chart group by the overall total and not the individual items.

**Check out my Domo Tips & Tricks Videos

**Make sure to any users posts that helped you.