Did You Know? Combined Axis Chart in Tableau - September 2020

Did you know about the different chart types in Tableau?

 

Choosing the right type of chart depends on your data and what you are attempting to illustrate. There really is a whole art and science behind this concept and numerous helpful resources. I listed a few that I have used to help me decide which chart meets what need:

 

https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/types-of-graphs-for-data-visualization

https://www.crazyegg.com/blog/data-storytelling-5-steps-charts/

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/the-art-and-science-of-effective-dashboard-design/

https://help.tableau.com/current/pro/desktop/en-us/what_chart_example.htm

 

If you are interested in a book on the topic, I would recommend Effective Data Visualization: The Right Chart for the Right Data, Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals, and The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication (Voices That Matter).

 

If you are interested in an online course via LinkedInLearning, I recommend Data Visualization: Best Practices.

 

Now, on with the demo! In this DYK blog, I will illustrate how easily you can create a combined axis chart in Tableau.

 

What is it?

A combined axis chart is a chart type that includes one shared axis and two separate axes.

 

When do you use it?

In situations when you want to show related information in a single view and your objective is to save some real estate.

 

How do you create it?

Well, let me show you!

 

Stay tuned for next month's DYK where we illustrate another chart type.

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