3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 2, 2016 2:37 PM by Bob Snyder

    Help creating a visual shipment tracker in tableau 8.2

    Bob Snyder

      Hi All,


      I was wondering if someone could help me sort through some of the issues I am having with this dashboard concept.


      The sheet needs to show how far along the shipments are by using [Days Intransit] added to the [Intransit Ship Date] which would then be displayed as a box shape (to mimic a parcel) in between the start and end dates in order to give a visual indicator of when the parcel is arriving, each row would be differentiated by the [Shipment Number].


      My Data has:

      [Intransit Ship Date] ex: 9/29/16

      [Days Intransit] ex: 40

      [Intransit ETA Date] ex: 12/1/16

      [Shipment Number] ex: 1234567


      I think I need to create a calculated field to show [Intransit Progress Date], But this is all I can figure and it did not work "DATEADD('day',[Days Intransit],[Intran Shp Dt])".  Tableau doesn't like [Days Intransit] in that position, instead wanting a fixed number.


      Any ideas? much appreciated!



      **bonus points if the solution colors the parcel if the ETA is surpassed by days intransit + ship date** (this happens )