1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 19, 2016 5:57 AM by Shinichiro Murakami

    Formatting area chart with two dimensions

    Lucas Knust

      Dear Tableau community,


      I almost finished my first Tableau Project (and after some Initial Frustration, I have to admit that I am starting to become a huge fan of Tableau).
      I just have one question, as you can see below I created an area chart with two Dimensions (Scenario, meaning Actual or Budget; and Year) as columns


      Now my question: Is there a way to reduce the gap seen above between the year 2015 and 2016?


      Thank you.

        • 1. Re: Formatting area chart with two dimensions
          Shinichiro Murakami

          Hi, Lucas


          I'm happy to know that's not only me who struggle same issue....


          Answer is "no' from technical standpoint.

          As long as you have Dimension on columnr, Tableau automatically creates "Divider", no way to remove it.


          As you know, removing "Scenario" eliminate Gap.

          This is a quite simple fact and no 100% satisfying solution...


          Using Bar is not good I think.


          So, here is my proposal.

          Change "Year" to Continuous



          Then add "Reference Line" in X-axis




          I know this does not satisfy you, but the best I know.





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