How to chose the right chart & how to create it in Tableau


When I started to create analyses and visualizations I tried to find out which chart / style is the best for the current task/problem. I found 3 way to choose the right way and create something to make everybody to understand my point. First, the “5-questions method“:

1) Do you want to compare values?

Charts are perfect for comparing one or many value sets, and they can easily show the low and high values in the data sets. To create a comparison chart, use these types of graphs:

  • Column

(Click here to view interactive workbook on Tableau Public)