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August 22, 2017

Tableau Tip Tuesday: Using Actions to Highlight on Hover

During the Makeover Monday Viz Review for week 33, Eva and I were reviewing this viz from Sarah Bartlett.

We recommended that Sarah include a highlight action so that the user can click on a State on the right and highlight the corresponding line on the bottom right. Sarah commented that she wasn't sure how to do this and Eva volunteered me (as she does) to make a video.

This week's tip will show you how to use highlight actions to hover over a State and highlight it in the line chart. I also show how to include a label on the end of the line. Enjoy!


  1. hi Andy,

    Great video as always.

    Can you make a video on how to do masking in visualization.
    for example : phone number 1234567890, it should look like xxxxxxxx90 in visualization. Same with address and other personal details and giving permissions also, like manager can see the full details but other can only see masked data.

    Thanks Andy.

    1. That would be way better to handle on the data source side.