Creating a Line Chart Without Using a Date

Published: 14 Feb 2014
Last Modified Date: 04 Mar 2018


How to create a line chart without including a date dimension in the view.


Tableau Desktop


Make one of the measures non-aggregate. This example uses Superstore sample data.
  1. Drag Sales to Columns 
  2. On the view, right-click Sales and select Dimension.
  3. Drag Profit to Rows.
To view these steps in action, see the video below:


Additional Information

Converting the measure to a dimension (non-aggregate version of the measure) will allow for a line chart to be created when another measure is added to the view. For example: 

Both measures aggregated:
the view when both measures are aggregated
One measure converted to dimension (non-aggregate): 
one measure converted to a dimension
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