# Histogram Chart

Histogram Chart is a special form of bar chart where the values are plotted over continuous rather than discrete categories and useful to plot frequency distributions.

## Creating a Histogram chart

Follow the below steps to create a Histogram chart.

- Open the table over which you want to create the chart.
- Click
**New**icon and then click**New Chart View**. - In the chart editor that opens, drop columns as given below.
**X-Axis**- Drop the column to categorize the data.**Y-Axis**- Drop the metric column.

- Click the
**Click here to Generate Graph**button. A line bar chart will be created. - Change Chart Type to
**Bar > Histogram**.

## Possible combinations for creating Histogram Charts

The following combinations of column types are possible when creating Histogram charts.

X axis | Y axis | Color | Text | Tooltip | |

Case 1 | Dimension | Aggregate/ | - | - | - |

Case 2 | Optional | Aggregate | - | - | - |

Case 3 | Aggregate/ | Dimension | - | - | - |

Case 4 | Aggregate | Optional | - | - | - |

**Dimension**: A column with Actual Value function applied over it. For numeric column, Actual value will be divided into Actual Measure, Actual Dimension, and Actual Range.**Aggregate**: A column with an aggregate function applied (sum, average, count, etc) applied over it. This also includes aggregate formula columns.