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January 17, 2017

Tableau Tip Tuesday: How to Create Waffle Charts

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I love waffles! So why not learn how to make waffle charts? This week, I show you a very simple way to create them. Inspiration for this post came from this post by Russell Christopher. The difference between his post and mine is that I don’t require any table calculations; that’s nearly always a win for me!

I created a template for the grid layout (the primary data source that I use in the video), which you can find here. I’d love to see more examples that you build with this. Good luck!

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  1. Very Nice! I love this approach. You could potentially cross join another Excel sheet with Regions to get a data source that allowed you to create all charts in a single view (and blend on Region). Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Ah, good thinking there Joshua! Thanks!

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    2. Hi Joshua.How should I go with your approach? I am new to Tableau...So trying this challenge....How to cross join? How should the data look in that excel?

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  2. Andy, thank you for this video. This was a great and easy to follow tutorial.

    One difference I can see in my end product is that there seems to be two thicker lines in my chart and I cannot figure out where they are coming from. Anything that immediately comes to mind? I thought it might have been the border on the annotation, but that was not it.

    https://public.tableau.com/views/WaffleChart_2/WhichRegionsHavetheHighestProfitRatio?:embed=y&:display_count=yes

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    1. Now, that I am looking at the published version, it seems to be every other row is a thicker line.

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  3. This is super useful. Thanks, Andy!

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