Data Viz Done Right

February 14, 2017

Tableau Tip Tuesday: How to Add Space for Labels on the End of Lines and How to Create a Year/Quarter/Month Selector

This week is a double tip. First, I take you through adding a buffer to the end of sparklines so that you can have your labels next to the end of the lines. Second, I show you how to create a dynamic date selector, which I then use to create a dynamic buffer for the labels.


  1. While a good tip, it seems like this "problem" really takes you out of the flow. It would seem Tableau just needs to address this problem.

  2. Hi Andy,

    Thank you for this tip. The way i worked around this earlier quickly was by "Edit Axis" -> Select Fixed-> and enter future dates in the "Fixed End". But that would not have been dynamic as your solution.

    Jeremiah Lobo