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creating arrow indicators in Tableau

Arrows Get to the Point

Arrows Get to the Point

Sometimes the best visual is an arrow.

With Tableau, it’s easy to include arrows to make a point about business performance. While colorful bar charts, scatter plots, and line graphs can visually highlight key information, a set of tiles or small table of numbers can succinctly indicate the health of a business. By adding up and down arrows with color next to a number, you can show the value of that number relative to another time period or a forecast. In this way, you provide context and meaning – is $1 million of sales good or bad, for example? If your forecast was for $2 million, then a red downward arrow provides the visual indicator for the meaning of the number. READ MORE.