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Tableau Dashboard Cookbook by Jen Stirrup

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Coloring your numbers

In this recipe, we will look at the use of color to convey a message. Since we are looking at dashboarding, we need to know how to use color effectively to make the most of a small space. Here, we will use a box-and-whisker plot to convey a lot of information about the data in a small space, along with additional information on the figures themselves using color.

Getting ready

For the exercises in this recipe, let's start with a fresh Tableau workbook. There are no other requirements for this recipe.

How to do it…

  1. In Tableau, navigate to File | New and rename the sheet to Box Whiskers.
  2. Select the Connect to Data link at the top-left corner of the screen.
  3. Click on Text File on the left-hand side. Navigate to the DimProductCategory.csv ...

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