Data Viz Done Right

May 23, 2017

Tableau Tip Tuesday: Two Methods for Creating Dashed Lines

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This week's tip is a demonstration of how Eva Murray created the dashed lines in her Makeover Monday week 21 viz. In this video, I demonstrate Eva's method (via table calcs) as well as the way that I'd always done them with the Pages Shelf.

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  1. Two really nice tricks - thanks for taking the time to share them. I really like the table calc version for when you have a controlled viz which is published to server and so can't be knackered by drilling into Dimensions.

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    1. Thanks Charlie. After talking to Eva, she just colored each year but my solution would be work as data gets added.

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  2. Can i do this without dual axis? I have 8 measures,out of which 4 have to made dashed lines. help would be appreciated ...Thanks.

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    1. Why do you need dashed lines in the first place? They are generally not best practice.

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    2. To differetiate ,as they belong to different groups(client requirement). Or is there anyway i can change the data point markers(different shapes as line markers for each groups)?

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    3. Yes, that's what the shape shelf is for.

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    4. Thanks Andy. Will try making use of shapes instead of dashed lines.

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