2019 Week 1: Sales Drill Down

We’re back for 2019. We’re using the hashtag #WorkoutWednesday2019. The challenge this week involves building a dynamic drill-down table. This one is slightly more difficult than average so be sure to check the spoilers at the very bottom if need be.



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  • Dashboard size is 500px wide by 600px tall.
  • Create a table that shows sales for category and year. When you click on a category show the sales by sub-category below it.
  • Use the right arrow “►” and the down arrow “▼” to indicate when details are showing. This makes it look like an accordion.
  • Match row borders and row shading to highlight these values.


This week uses the superstore dataset for Tableau 2018.3.  You can get it here at data.world


After you finish your workout, share on Twitter using the hashtag #WorkoutWednesday2019 and tag @AnnUJackson, @LukeStanke, @lorna_eden, @curtisharris_, and @VizWizBI!

Track your progress

Also, don’t forget to track your progress using this Workout Wednesday form.


  • Union the data to itself one time.
  • One part of the union will create the summary for category and the other will create the summary for sub-category.

8 thoughts on “2019 Week 1: Sales Drill Down”

  1. Hi.
    Is there any way to implement this with 3 or more levels deep hierarchy. I’ve tried but can’t get it to work properly.


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