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Tableau Dashboard Cookbook by Jen Stirrup

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Actions and interactions

We can make the dashboard more effective by highlighting certain aspects of data visualization. Basically, when the user hovers over the data point, it will highlight the column and row where the data point is found. Highlighting the data means that other irrelevant data points are grayed out, thereby emphasizing the relevant data points. This is a useful dashboarding tool because the relevant features are made more prominent, thereby enhancing the speed with which the data is understood.

We can create highlights using the Actions feature in Tableau. To create a highlight action, use the following options:

  • For workbooks, we can find an Actions option under the Worksheet menu item.
  • When we move towards creating a full dashboard, ...

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