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August 12, 2014

Tableau Tip: Creating a Connected Scatterplot

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Today I had the incredible honor of helping Alberto Cairo create his very first Tableau visualization. Alberto chose to create a connected scatterplot.  Shortly thereafter on Twitter, Lynn Cherny asked:
So this post is dedicated to her question.  Here you go Lynn:

Step 1: Create the scatterplot

Step 2: Change the Mark type to Line

Step 3: Add a continuous date dimension to the Path shelf

Step 4: Add Markers to the lines via the Color shelf

Step 5: On each axis, uncheck the "Include Zero" option

Step 6: Add a dimension to the Color shelf to create additional lines

That's all there is to it!  Super simple!  Download the sample workbook here.

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