#WOW2023 | 40 | Let’s Analyze New Product Sales


One of the most intriguing aspects of being a Tableau developer is making sure you understand your stakeholders definitions of metrics. This challenge came out of a recent project I worked on where the metric definition from the stakeholder was different than my interpretation. 

We are going to be analyzing new product sales – so what defines a product as new? That’s the $100k question! Your definition might be different than mine which might be different from the stakeholder. 

It’s a seemingly simple chart but there are tricks around every corner 🙂 Enjoy!


  • Dashboard Size
    • 1200 x 800
  • Create a stacked bar chart of sales for new products using
    • previous month based on today
      •  Sept for each previous year 
    • Year & Segment
    • Category on color
      • #056571 – Furniture
      • #CCDFCB – Office Supplies
      • #FF6A5C – Technology
  • NEW PRODUCT is defined as any product with no sales in the previous year for the same month.
    • If the current month is October, we need find products with no sales in September of the previous year(s). 
    • There will be different products in each year 


This week uses Superstore data set. You can find it here on Data.World


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