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Tableau QT: Connected Scatter Plots

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In this Tableau quick tip, we are going to walk through the creation of a Connected Scatter Plots in Tableau in 5 minutes or less. Something very simple and fun.

Data

We will start by loading the following data into Tableau Desktop / Tableau public.

Note: If you have Tableau Desktop, you can use the Sample data source, but if you are using Tableau Public, download and load the following data source.

Worksheet

We will now build our worksheet:

  • Change the Mark Type to Line
  • Drag Quantity to the Columns Shelf
  • Drag Sales onto the Rows Shelf
  • Drag Segment onto the Colour Mark
  • Drag Order Date onto the Size Mark

If all goes well, we should have the following:

So this is nice and simple, but for the final touches:

  • Adjust the Sizes
  • Edit the Tooltips
  • Add a linear trend line

We should have the following:

and boom, we are done! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and as always, you can find this data visualization on Tableau Public at https://public.tableau.com/profile/toan.hoang#!/vizhome/ConnectedScatterPlots_15818567650910/ConnectedScatterPlots

Summary

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