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Tableau 10.0 Best Practices by Jenny Zhang

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Bar and line charts

Tableau provides a wide range of out of box visualization options. Bar chart and line chart are most normally used. Bar chart is good for comparing the data among different categories. Line chart is mostly used to see the trend overtime. We will deep dive into some advanced use cases of these two char types.

Now let's walk through an example of creating a stacked bar chart with lines that show percentage. This example is using the Superstore data source. The following steps need to be performed:

  1. Create a view as shown in the following figure:

    Bar and line charts

  2. The measure values include SUM (Sales), SUM (Profit), and two table calculations as percentage ...

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