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:




      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.