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?

Why should I use a waterfall chart?

A waterfall chart is a great tool for pinpointing:  any particularly strong/weak months heavily impacting the company's profits any specific categories/products that significantly drove sales or margins Let's have a practical example! I'm going to use the Tableau EU Superstore sample dataset to Track monthly financial performance So what can we see from the chart … Continue reading Why should I use a waterfall chart?