# Tracking progress against goals

Remember doughnut charts? Yes, next to neatly visualizing shares of totals, they can also make decent progress trackers! You'll need to create a couple of additional calculations to help you create a progress doughnut chart, however: A parameter where you can dynamically input your Sales Target 2. Sales Remaining = Sales Target - Sales 3. … Continue reading Tracking progress against goals

# How can I sort by the values of a sub-category in Tableau?

I was thrilled to attend a live #MakeoverMonday at the Netherlands Tableau User Group today. https://twitter.com/VizWizBI/status/978687243224322049 We were given 45 minutes to re-design the following viz I decided to go for a simple bar chart with a few twists As it was an inverted scale in which 1 would represent the highest rank and 10 … Continue reading How can I sort by the values of a sub-category in Tableau?

# How do I build a Pareto chart in Tableau?

What is a Pareto chart, though? A Pareto chart is simply an illustration of the well-known Pareto principle, stating that roughly 80% of the effects are driven by 20% of the causes. Applied to business, this often translates in companies achieving 80% of their revenue with 20% of their customers. Economics is not much different. … Continue reading How do I build a Pareto chart in Tableau?

# Let’s visualize those sales and profits in a butterfly chart!

Searching for another way to visualize sales and discount in the same graph? You find the lollipop chart insufficiently informative? Then you might consider the butterfly chart So, what does a brief inspection of these charts tell us? • Hefty discounts do little to boost sales in the Netherlands • Despite being in the top … Continue reading Let’s visualize those sales and profits in a butterfly chart!

# Let’s get that lollipop chart out there!

A bit bored with bar charts? Want to enhance the visual appeal of your dashboard? Why not try a lollipop chart? A lollipop chart can be particularly handy should you want to emphasize the end result of a period https://public.tableau.com/profile/angelina.teneva#!/vizhome/LollipopChart_12/Dashboard Unlike most visually appealing charts, the lollipop chart is a super easy one to build … Continue reading Let’s get that lollipop chart out there!

# How do I create a waterfall chart in Tableau?

It truly is super easy!  1. Make sure your date has been placed on a continuous axis (i.e. on a green pill) 2. Add a "Running Total" calculation to your measure   3. Change your "Mark Type" to "Gantt chart"! 4. Add a calculated field with the negative value of the measure you want to … Continue reading How do I create a waterfall chart in Tableau?

# How do I add my custom traffic light conditional formatting in Tableau?

I'm not at all happy with Tableau's default traffic light colouring! Isn't there a way the colours could be brighter? Voila! Happy vizzing!