Encoding Change in Tableau Line Charts

Ok, this is probably not a big thing, but I have been thinking about it for quite a while now: How can I encode change in line charts accurately?

Wait: Encoding change in line charts?

Change is of course already encoded in line charts. For example, when we look at Superstore sales by month we can see the change: when the line goes down, we have a negative change compared to the previous month and when the line goes up, we have a positive change.

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DATASOURCE BASED LOOKUPS IN TABLEAU

a collaborative blog by Ken Flerlage and Klaus Schulte

The Challenge

Last week at work I (Klaus) puzzled my head over an interesting question. I was looking at production orders and production dates and had to calculate differences between production dates:

  • If a production order has consecutive production days (the datediff between the days is 1) then the machine only has to be equipped once.
  • If the datediff between two production days is >1, the machine has to be equipped on each production date.

The Table Calculation-Approach

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