8 Replies Latest reply on Oct 2, 2018 12:35 PM by venkatram

# In a line chart, I want one dotted line and one solid

Is there any way (simple) to make one line dotted (Green) and the other remains solid(blue)

I have only 1 marks card so I can't select one as a circle and one as line, do let me know if there is a solution?

P.s: I have read numerous solutions but just can't figure this out... I  wish tableau just let us choose this

• ###### 2. Re: In a line chart, I want one dotted line and one solid

Thank you.

And the other 2 are not about the dotted line but are really useful!! I haven't seen them!

• ###### 3. Re: In a line chart, I want one dotted line and one solid

Monisha,

You can use dual axis graph so that it gives two marks card and you can format accordingly.

• ###### 4. Re: In a line chart, I want one dotted line and one solid

As you know, there is no straight method in doing Line chart, there is some work around in the blogs. Please going through in details and find the solutions. Even I learn from this blog.

• ###### 5. Re: In a line chart, I want one dotted line and one solid

If you can give us a sample data set, we can try to accomplish what your expecting.

here are screen shots I did from my end:

1.Steps: Drag Date in the Column and converted into Continuations

2.Drag Date into Page Shelf and applied below options

3. Drag Any measure into the rows

4. In the Page Shelf and try plan it will show you expected results like below.

• ###### 6. Re: In a line chart, I want one dotted line and one solid

Hello,

This worked! But both the axis is dotted how do I make only 2017 (green) not 2018(blue) dotted?

• ###### 7. Re: In a line chart, I want one dotted line and one solid

You can't have that kind of option for now in the tableau. I think you can create an idea and post in the forum.

As per as I know this is not possible to achieve in tableau.

• ###### 8. Re: In a line chart, I want one dotted line and one solid

Check this blog.

Unfortunately, I don't have access to public to view to report. Please go through this and let me know if you can able to achieve or not.