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

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Creating a Heat map

In the earlier sections, we read about the Text table, which just shows numbers. Then we read about the Highlight table where we used a color in addition to the text to find out which values were high and which values were low. A Heat map is a step advanced than the Highlight table. With a Heat map, we can compare both the size and color values. In a Heat map, we can also compare two different Measures for a combination of Dimensions.

Getting ready

To create a Heat map, we will compare Sales and Profit for product categories across Regions. Let's understand how to build a Heat map.

How to do it…

  1. Create a new sheet by pressing Ctrl + M on your keyboard and rename it to Heat map.
  2. Next, let us drag Category into the Rows shelf and ...

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