Hi Maria, welcome to the forums! Sad to say your attached file makes no sense. It is difficult to determine what the arrows mean. Some red arrows are up, some are down, and not all arrow seem to have any meaning in relation to the data.
Have you read this KB: http://kb.tableausoftware.com/articles/knowledgebase/kpis
Thank you for the reply - good catch on the arrows. I tried the suggested solution on the link you sent out, still doesn't work. Can you please take the data on the excel and convert it in tableau so if the delta is above 0 shows a green arrow if the delta is below 0 shows a red arrow and if the delta is 0 then it shows a yellow arrow?
Your help will be much appreciated.
Not to step on Shawn Wallwork 's toes, but this sounded like a fun challenge (plus I'm planning on doing some similar stuff very soon) so I gave it a go. I restructured your data as shown in the attached excel document. Then did a bunch of stuff that I will explain if the .twbx file is what you are looking for the final product to look like. Let me know.
There are most likely easier ways to do this, but I am by no means an advanced Tableau user. This is only what I came up with.
That's a great way to learn Justin. I applaud you for sharing your work and taking on a challenge! Cheers.
This is exactly what I was looking for. Now can you please explain?
A video is worth more than my lengthy typing so it is included.
First, download the attached arrows. There is a png for red, yellow, green, and then a blank one. Go to your My Tableau Repository folder, then shapes (default is C:\Documents and Settings\My Documents\My Tableau Repository\Shapes), create a new folder called My Custom Shapes if you don't already have one. Then place the four files in there.
Second, do this:
Let me know if you have questions. Basically the blank picture is displayed for every value that is not part of the Delta% category, then the ones that are display the arrow based on the value of Delta%.