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Learning Tableau 10 - Second Edition by Joshua N. Milligan

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Creating line charts

Line charts connect the related marks in a visualization to show movement or relationship between connected marks. The position of the marks and the lines that connect them are the primary means of communicating the data. Additionally, you can use size and color to visually communicate additional information.

The most common kind of line chart is a time series chart. Time series show the movement of values over time. They are very easy to create in Tableau and require only a date and a measure.

Continue your analysis of Superstore sales using the Chapter 01 Starter workbook that you saved earlier. The following are the steps to get the output of the Sales over time graph:

  1. Navigate to the Sales over time sheet.
  2. Drag the Sales

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