Creating a Filled Map with Color Gradients

Published: 15 Aug 2014
Last Modified Date: 21 Aug 2015


How to create a filled map that colors by a dimension and includes a gradient based on a measure.


Tableau Desktop 


  1. In Tableau Desktop, connect to Sample - Superstore data.
  2. In Dimensions, double-click State.
  3. On Marks, select the Filled Map mark type.
  4. In Measures, right-click Sales, and then select Duplicate.
  5. Right-click Sales (copy), and then select Convert to Discrete.
  6. Shift-click Sales (copy) and Region, and then drag both fields to Color.
Note: You can only drag multiple fields to Color when the fields are discrete.
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