I have a transaction file with two fields: CustomerID and ItemID. Each line represents a single order/transaction, so a customer ID can show up multiple times. My thought was there would be a way to count/show the distribution of how many customers made 1 order, 2 orders, 3 orders, 4 orders, 5 orders...N orders. What I would like is a histogram/bar chart that details this (so first bar would be number of customers that made 1 order, second would be # of customers that made 2 orders, and so on). I have been playing around for a half day trying to figure it out and can't seem to get it. I'm pretty new so any help would be much appreciated!
Hi Gysbert. Thanks for this. The chart almost looks perfect, however, it seems that I am missing something as it just lumps a single total into one bar? Do I have to set parameters to delineate multiple bars?
Thanks for your help. I have one follow up question. Since I now have a nice graph which shows customers by number of orders and another graph of sales volume by number of orders, I'd like to be able to slice and dice the rest of my dashboard/metrics by number of orders made. I believe I need to create a list box for the number of orders. I tried playing around with it but wasn't able to figure out how to do this. Is this possible? If so, do you know how I can do that?
Thanks again for helping a new guy out. I'm looking to take some formal training on this ASAP but for now your help is invaluable.
New question, new discussion please. These two documents are worth reading too: