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February 22, 2017

Tableau Tip Tuesday: How to Add Min/Max Indicators to Sparklines

The backlog of videos that I want to create is quite extensive and including min/max indicators on sparklines has been sitting there for a while. This week's #MakeoverMonday by Ann Jackson kicked me into gear.  Thanks Ann!

First, let's have a quick look at Ann's viz:

Notice the sparklines with the indicators on the right. In this week's tip, I'll walk you through how I would go about creating those. The video is under five minutes and easily replicable. Enjoy!


  1. What do you suggest if there are multiple occurrences at the high or low value. I do a lot of metrics where 0 is a valid min value per month. What I can't seem to solve is just showing the first or last min/max value.

    1. Off the top of my head, you could do it via a table calculation, but I'd have to spend some time looking at it.