The Blended Axis in Tableau is very useful to compare two measure values against the same axis. In this article, we will show you, How to Create a Blended Axis in Tableau with an example. For this, we are going to use the Data Source we created in our previous article. So, Please visit Data Labels in Tableau Reports article to understand the Data Source.
Blended Axis in Tableau Example
In order to show Blended Axis in Tableau First, Drag and Drop the Year from Dimension Region to Column Shelf. Next, Drag and Drop the Sales Amount from Measures Region to Rows Shelf. Because it is a Measure value, Sales Amount will be aggregated to default Sum. Once you drag them, following Chart report will be generated.
First Approach to create Blended Axis in Tableau
In this example we want to compare Sales Amount against Total Product Cost so, Drag and Drop one more measure value i.e., Total Product Cost from Measures Region to Rows Shelf. Since it is a Measure value, Total Product Cost will be aggregated to default Sum.
To create a blended axis in tableau Report, Please drag and drop the Total Product Cost from Row Shelf to Sales Amount axis as shown below
The following screenshot will show you the tableau report after the blended axis.
Second Approach to create Blended Axis in Tableau
You can directly drag the measure item from measures region to axis directly as we shown below.
The following screenshot will show you the tableau blended axis report
Let us change the Year value to Month for a detailed report
Now you can see the blended axis report for each month
Let us change the value from Month names to All months present in each year
Now you can see the detailed blended axis report for each month present in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014
Add Analytics to Tableau Blended Axis Report
In order to add analytics, please navigate to the Analytics tab, and double-click on the Forecast option under the Model section.
once you double click on the Forecast option, Forecast will be added to a chart
Hope you understood the creation of Tableau Blended Axis.
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