The Tableau Dual Combination Chart is handy to compare one Measure against Other measures visually. In this article, we will show you How to create a Dual Combination Chart in Tableau with an example.
For this Tableau Dual Combination Chart demo, we are going to use the Data Source that we created in our previous article. Please visit Data Labels in Reports article to understand the Tableau Data Source.
Tableau Dual Combination Chart Example
To create a Tableau Dual Combination Chart First, Drag and Drop the Order Date from Dimensions Region to Columns Shelf.
Next, Drag & Drop the Sales Amount and Total Product Cost from Measures Region to Rows Shelf. Since they are Measure values, both Sales Amount and Total Product Cost values will aggregate to default Sum. Once you drag them, Line Chart will generate as we have shown below.
Let me change this to the Dual Combination chart. To do so, Please expand the Show Me window and select the Tableau Dual Combination Chart from it
TIP: We already explained the manual process of creating Dual Combination Charts in the Dual Axis article. So please refer to the same.
Once you select the Dual Combination from Show Me window, Dual Combination Chart will be displayed as shown in the below screenshot.
You can Expand these Cards to change Sales Amount to Line, and Product Cost to Bar, so on.
Let me change the Order date value from Year to All months present in each year to see more Bars and detailed trend
Though the below Tableau Dual Combination Chart looks good. However, if you observed closely, the Maximum Axis values of the Sales Amount is 1800K, whereas the Total Product Cost is 1000K.
If you have no problem, Leave as it is otherwise, Please select the Total Product Cost and select the Synchronize Axis.. option from the context menu
Now you can see the Tableau Dual Combination Chart with Synchronized Axis. You can also remove one axis
Add Data labels
To add data labels to the Tableau Dual Combination chart, Please click on the Show Mark Labels button in the Toolbar.
Tableau Dual Combination Chart Stacked
You can convert the existing Dual Combination Chart to the Stacked Dual Combination chart. Let me add Country Name to Colors shelf
Highlight any block will show you the information of that particular slice.