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Tableau 10.0 Best Practices by Jenny Zhang

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Formatting individual measure

In the previous section, we talked about how to format a tooltip. In this section, we will walk through how to format individual measure in Tableau. It is very similar to the conditional formatting in Excel.

Colour code individual measure

Most of us are familiar with the conditional-formatting feature in Excel, which allows you to format individual cells based on certain rules. However, it is not a built-in feature for Tableau to format individual measure. If you have multiple measures in the View, you have to follow the same rules as you have on the Mark shelf. But we will learn a trick that can allow us to format individual measure. The trick is to create a fake header for each measure that you want to format so you ...

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