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String List to Display in a Tooltip instead of Asterisk (*) Mark

Tooltips are details that appear when you hover over one or more marks in the view. Tooltips are also convenient for quickly filtering or removing a selection, or viewing underlying data. You can edit a tooltip to include both static and dynamic text. You can also modify which fields are included in a tooltip and whether you want to be able to use those fields to select marks in the view.


Sunburst Chart in Tableau

The sunburst chart is ideal for displaying hierarchical data. Each level of the hierarchy is represented by one ring or circle with the innermost circle represents top of the hierarchy. The circle in the center represents the root node, with the hierarchy moving outward from the center. A sunburst chart without any hierarchical data (one level of categories), looks similar to a doughnut chart.


Waffle Chart in Tableau

A waffle chart is basically a square version of a pie chart. Since it does not involve angles, it’s easier for the reader to compare accurately .A waffle chart uses a grid of differently colored squares (hence the name) to show proportion instead of pie slices, making it easier for the viewer to cognitively process the various data relationships. A lot of times, these are used as an alternative to the pie charts. It provides visual communication beyond simple data visualization.


Combine Sets in Tableau

Sets are custom fields that define a subset of data based on some conditions. A set can be based on a computed condition. For example, a set may contain customers with sales over a certain threshold. Computed sets update as your data changes. Alternatively a set can be based on a specific data point in your view. You can use sets to compare and ask questions about a subset of data.


Unicode/ASCII Characters on Tableau Tooltips

Sometimes we often wanted to enhance Tableau Tables or Tableau Tooltips by adding some Icons or shapes. There are so many ways through which we can improve our Visualization. One simple way of doing this is to use Unicode icon/ASCII Character in Tableau.


Top N and Bottom N View on the Same Worksheet

This article helps you find the top and bottom N within the whole data set, and not in a subset of the data. Here, we will create two bar graphs in same work sheet, one is showing Top 5 values and the other is showing Bottom 5 values. Problem Statement: Suppose you have a large […]