First of all - thank you for asking the question! I've been playing around with data values that go up or down over time or that are more or less in comparison to each other and this way of showing it never entered my mind, but I really like it!
Based on the fact that none of the guru's here in the forum have gone... "here ya go: with a link to an explanation", I take it there is no easy guide available. I can imagine why though... I find with most Tableau nifty tricks, getting the data in the right shape is much more complicated than actually visualizing it correctly. And the data is so specific that for a real example, it is too hard to explain and too much is irrelevant. I backward engineered the chart and still don't understand how those oil calculations work
I did however find my answers on how to do it. And I've written down every step on how to build it starting with a simple example of up and down values and then in the second book getting that up and down value from a calculation. I hope it is helpful to you too
Up and Down indicators.zip 94.8 KB
I take my hat off to you
That's detailed and extemely helpful. I'll go do something of the kind...
Thanks a lot!
I've used your solution to get the report I wanted.
Thanks again for the ideas and all the explanations - those were helpful indeed!
Oh I'm glad it worked for you Thanks for letting me know!