Picking the Right Tableau Chart Type for Your Data

By Molly Monsey, Paul Sochan

How do you know which Tableau chart type best fits your data? This can be a tough question to answer, even when you have a tiny data set with just 20 values.

There is no such thing as a single, correct view for your data. Still, some chart types may be more effective than others.

The best way to find the most useful chart type is to try out each type. Tableau’s Show Me window makes it easy to quickly cycle through all the options.

Data discovery isn’t about knowing which view you want before you explore your data; it’s about finding the answer organically.