Hello Again! This week I am back with a fairly simple challenge, but one that has a few (I believe) useful tricks that could help spice up your next viz. The tricks used here are geared toward design, but have additional benefits.


  • Dashboard size: 1000 x 800
  • Create a Parameters for metrics Sales|Profit|Quantity
  • Create an Area Chart with a Line and Circle Marks for the Selected Metric over Month/Year of Order Date
  • The Metric Selected must be Vertically displayed on the Y Axis, this is dynamic based on the Metric Parameter, and is a single calculated field. 
    • DON’T HARD CODE THE LABELS! Think through what features Tableau offers that allow you to dynamically change/format strings
  • Pay attention to White Space and weighting!

Data from this week comes from the Saved Data Source in Tableau 2018 (Sample – Superstore), download here if needed.

After you finish your workout, share on Twitter using the hashtag #WorkoutWednesday and tag @AnnUJackson, @LukeStanke, and @RodyZakovich.  (Tag @VizWizBI if you have space, he would love to see your work too!)

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

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