1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 12, 2012 9:11 AM by Shawn Wallwork

    A Mostly-Text Timeline

    April Hoy

      I'm trying to create a timeline a lot like the top two thirds of this one:  http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/gallery/kentucky-rivalry

       

      I just want a timeline (like the red one in the middle), where the user can click on a point to get a description of an event (like the text at the top).

       

      How do I format my database, and how do I get a viz like this out of Tableau?

        • 1. Re: A Mostly-Text Timeline
          Shawn Wallwork

          April, probably the easiest way to learn to do this is to download Al Melchior's viz, then pull it apart and see how he's doing it. When you open up sheet2 you'll be able to rt-click the data connection and 'view data' to see how he structured his data. It's a pretty cool viz. --Shawn