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Tableau Cookbook – Recipes for Data Visualization by Shweta Sankhe-Savale

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Creating a Highlight table

A Highlight table is actually a Text table with conditional formatting where the color of the cell will denote the value of Measure. When we create a Highlight table, we make use of colors to show values from the highest to the lowest. This is great for comparing a field's value within a row or column or even within an entire table.

Getting ready

To get started with the recipe for creating a Highlight table, we will continue working in our existing Tableau workbook. Since this is an extension of the Text table, we will first recreate the Text table in a separate sheet and continue working on it. As shown in the previous recipe, our Highlight table will show the sales for different product categories across different regions. ...

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