If you build a Multiple-Axis Crosstab, as described at the link above (download the workbook so you can read the captions and view all the work), you'll gain this ability. See attached for a very simple example.
I believe the reason this works is that each of the "pane" areas created contains the Category dimension for coloring--and this creates a link based on a common dimension across those panes. Jonathan Drummey, is this assumption correct?
You could accomplish the same with multiple sheets on a dashboard, side by side, but that might get messy.
The multiple axis crosstab lets you color an entire row, however a single click only selects the particular cell for that color, as seen in your screenshot. The user can click on the particular Category on the Color Shelf and get the entire row to be highlighted. Or the user can click+drag and select an entire row from the crosstab.
Technically in the view you created there are 12 panes: one for each combination of axis & category, and everything we see in the view is a mark, so Tableau can select the marks.
In a "regular"crosstab built using a combination of discrete pills and possibly Measure Names/Values or something else on the Text Shelf, the discrete pills are all drawing headers, the dimensions are determining the number of marks in the view, and whatever is on the Text Shelf is what goes onto the marks. Tableau makes it easy for us to select marks, and to select a particular header to select the marks that go with that header, but does not make it possible to select the header and the marks.
Saranya, what is the larger goal here? You'd asked whether it was possible to highlight an entire row, what are you trying to do with the highlight?
Thanks for providing more detail and clarity here Jonathan; I appreciate it very much.
Am using the dimensions alone which were dragged into rows shelf to view the data as like "row level data view of a table".
For example, If I select one Unique Subject Identifier, the entire row should be highlighted and accordingly, I need to highlight the selected data in the other dashboards.
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Hi Saranya, you can do this in a regular text table with a Highlight Action.