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June 20, 2024

How to Simultaneously Highlight & Deselect with a Parameter Action in Tableau

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In this video, we’ll dive into an advanced technique to enhance your Tableau visualizations: simultaneously highlighting and deselecting marks using parameter actions. This is a great skill for making your dashboards more interactive and user-friendly. 

What You Will Learn:
- Highlight & Deselect Marks: Learn how to use parameter actions to highlight selected marks while deselecting others, improving the clarity and focus of your data stories.
- Dynamic Labeling: Discover how to label ONLY the selected bar, making it easier to convey specific insights without cluttering your visualizations.

Tutorial Highlights:
1. Introduction to Parameter Actions: A brief overview of what parameter actions are and why they are powerful tools in Tableau.
2. Step-by-Step Guide: Follow along as I demonstrate how to set up parameter actions to achieve the simultaneous highlight and deselect effect.
3. Labeling Techniques: Learn the trick to dynamically label only the selected mark, enhancing the readability and professionalism of your dashboard.

By the end of this tutorial, you will have the skills to create more interactive and visually appealing Tableau dashboards that can captivate and inform your audience effectively.

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