4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 7, 2016 7:18 AM by Carl Slifer

    Types of visualisations

    Rakesh Behera

      Howmany types visualisations  r there in tableau?? is it 15 ??

        • 1. Re: Types of visualisations
          Tharashasank Davuluru

          Hi Rakesh,


          Please have a look at this document  you will get an idea what charts tableau supports. As of i know tableau support 24 chart types directly.


          • 2. Re: Types of visualisations
            Simon Runc

            hi Rakesh,


            The link that Tharashasank has provided is a great starting point for the main chart types Tableau supports, and are 95% of all the charts you'll use.


            However the actual answer to your question is almost impossible to answer, due to the genius (IMHO) way Tableau is put together and how charts are drawn. Unlike most other BI tool, Tableau doesn't have a selector for 'Chart Type' [Bar, Line, Pie...] per se, and chart types are drawn by the arrangement of pills and mark-types. Yes the 'Show Me' does contain 24 pre-built chart-types, but when you use this feature you see it's just a few common arrangements of pills and mark types (just a bit of short-cut). Once you've been using the software a few months, you'll probably never use Show Me and will build your charts up from the arrangement of pills and mark-types.


            Attached are few examples of some (so called) un-supported chart-types (Jump-plots [which aren't even really a known chart-type!], Nightingale Rose) which shows what can be achieved with a bit of imagination and creativity. I think of Tableau more as data-driven drawing canvas, than a rigid BI tool.


            Hope this helps.

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            • 3. Re: Types of visualisations
              Mahfooj Khan

              In Tableau by default you'll have 24 types of visualisation charts. See the screenshot.

              • 4. Re: Types of visualisations
                Carl Slifer

                Howdy Rakesh,


                Remember although there is the 24 standard ones there are millions of combinations of dashboards and even hundreds of thousands of ways of making a simple bar chart. In terms of shading, color, direction, etc.  The limit is pretty much your imagination.



                Carl Slifer