This article shows how to create a simple circle timeline in Tableau with an example. It is helpful to show the timeline of years.
Drag and drop the order date to the column shelf and click the down arrow to change it from Discrete to Continuous.
To Create a Simple Circle Timeline in Tableau, please change the Marks from Automatic to Circle.
How to Create a Simple Circle Timeline in Tableau?
We are using the size help to increase the size of the circles.
Drag and drop Sales to Color, Size, and Label Shelves. It means the circle color and size depend on the Sum of sales and adds a data label to the circle timeline.
Expand the Color shelf and click the Edit Colors button to change the Palette.
Expand the label shelf and change the Horizontal alignment to the Center to place the data labels inside the circle timeline.
The below screenshot shows the Simple Circle Timeline on the Tableau desktop.
Let me add the axis line at the center. To do this, double-click the empty space in the rows shelf and add 0. Otherwise, create a calculated field with a 0 value.
Please change the Vertical alignment to the center to put the data labels inside the circles. In some cases, you have to adjust the circle sizes as well.
By default, the zero axis value will also show in the Tooltip, so edits the Tooltip and remove it.
The final output of the Simple Circle Timeline in Tableau is.