5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 8, 2019 11:22 AM by omer.mehdi

    How can I change a cell background color

    omer.mehdi

      Hello everyone!

       

      I have an issue where I am attempting to add background color to a cells. Now I found  this article explaining how: https://kb.tableau.com/articles/howto/conditional-format-row-background-color. However, I need to to do this to dimensions not a measure. So I'm not sure how to convert my dimension to a calculated field correctly.  The dimension is "Status" and they way its set up in the database is as follows: "Red" means the job is still Waiting to run, "Yellow" means the job is In Progress, and "Green" means the job is Completed. At first I tried to create a calculated field to do this automatically, but with no success I ended up just changing the aliases. So now I want to have the background cells colored to fit the job progress.

       

      Here is what it should look like (Excel Sheet):

       

      Here is what I have in Tableau so far:

       

       

      So I hope everyone understands what I am trying to do here. Any help is appreciated!

      Thank You!