In this quick video, I summarise how to create a step line chart in Tableau.
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A step line chart is similar to a line chart except it uses horizontal lines to connect two points unlike a traditional line chart where the line follows the most direct route. In this particular case, We use the fixed level of detail calculation in order to simulate this effect by aggregating at a higher level than what we have on the axis, i.e. aggregate to the week with day on the x axis.
[btx_image image_id=”45029″ link=”/” position=”center”]A comparison of a step line chart against a normal line chart. [/btx_image]
[btx_image image_id=”45027″ link=”https://public.tableau.com/views/STepLineChart/StepLineChart?:embed=y&:display_count=yes” position=”center” target_self=”true” on_click=”link”]The finished effect with styling applied[/btx_image]