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It looks like [Justification] is taking up a lot of your real estate.
Have you considered changing this from a statically-displayed dimension to a dynamically-displayed Tooltip pop-up based on [Description]?
This might give you more room for the facts & figures.
You could also use a dashboard action and display the Justification along the top or the bottom:
Hopefully this will give you some food for thought.
It is good food for thought indeed, Michael. The dashboard action displaying my four left-most text field(s) at the top (not quite what you're suggesting, but hopefully it is possible) looks like a breakthrough. I didn't realize Tableau could do this. Now to figure out the mechanics of how it is done. I am off to the races.
Thank you, Michael.
Based on the image you provided, [Description] and [Justification] have a 1:1 relationship; however [Description] to [Cont] and [System] have a 1:many relationship, which means it will be more tricky to display them at the top.
So... let's see if I can walk you through how to do this with [Justification] and you can see if you like it!
Start with your primary viz. You can hide [Justification] -- or just move it into the Tooltip.
Now create a secondary viz that is just [Description] and [Justification].
Drop both onto a new dashboard, with the secondary viz on top of the primary.
Create a dashboard action for the primary viz:
- Add Action --> Filter
- Source sheet = primary viz
- Target sheet = secondary viz
- Run action of HOVER (single select only)
- Clearing filter will Exclude all items
- Under Target Filter, user select [Description]
Now, hovering over any part of your lower viz should fill in the [Justification] on top.
To make your sheet a little more user-friendly, you might try these:
- Add a dashboard action HIGHLIGHTING on hover the primary viz by [Detail]. This lets the user know what the [Justification] box is being applied to.
- Take advantage of row & column banding: when you DO have more than one relationship per [Detail] (as in your top 20 lines), the user knows these are in two distinct groups.
Please let me know if you'd like to see a working example! Good luck!