An on-line library for creating different chart types in Tableau

Highlight Table

Tableau Canvas Layout:

Highlight table in Tableau uses both color and text to display data. It can compare data based on color but also give detail of data value.

Data Set: Sample Superstore

Building a highlight table

Open the dataset. Drag Sub-Category to Row and Region to Column.

     Move Profit to Text
     Move Profit to Color
     On Marks card, select Square
You now have a highlight table as shown below. Since we are using Profit, use diverging color to display negative profit.

In fact, highlight table is similar to heat map. The difference is it having text displayed.

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