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Tableau 10.0 Best Practices by Jenny Zhang

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Waffle chart

Waffle chart is a chart in the shape of a square and with small squares inside the big square. It is used to show the percentage of certain category compared to all the categories. Now let's look at an example of creating a waffle chart to show percentage data.

To create a waffle chart, we need to create a data set for the waffle, which is a 10 x 10 grid.

The data to create the grid is as follows:

Waffle chart

For each row (1-10), there are 10 columns (1-10). We will use these rows and columns to create the 10 x 10 grid.

  1. Create a combined field to represent the cell in the grid:

  2. Create a profit ratio in the Superstore data set:

  3. Create a calculated ...

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