8 Replies Latest reply on May 28, 2013 6:33 AM by Jonathan Drummey

    Custom shading of column panels based on field values?

    Dan Armstrong

      Hi there,

       

      I found a wonderful dataset that shows where state legislators fall on the ideological spectrum from left to right. Here's a visualization of 5,000 or so legislators across all 50 states:

       

      http://public.tableausoftware.com/views/StateLegislatureIdeologyFile/Sheet2?:embed=y&:display_count=no

       

      I'd like to shade the states by region. - Mountain, Mid-Atlantic, Pacific, etc. - to highlight regional similarities. The states are categorized by region in the underlying data. So I want to assign that region to a shade. I've looked at the formatting options, but can't seem to apply formatting to specific states or groups of states.

       

      As with most things Tableau, there's a head-slappingly easy way to do it that is somehow not obvious to me.

       

      Thanks.

       

      Dan