Last Modified Date: 15 Sep 2017
The ability to create network graphs is currently not an available functionality in Tableau Desktop, but there are a couple of workarounds that will create a similar effect. The basic principles are shown in the attached workbook.
Option 1Use a dual-axis graph to create a network graph. A dual axis will allow for shapes to be placed over the 'nodes' of a line graph. The underlying data will still need to be reshaped to plot out the lines of the network graph.
Option 2Reshape the data and use the Path Shelf. For more information, see Using the Path Shelf for From - To Pattern Analysis.
Additional InformationTo voice your support for the inclusion of this feature in a future product release, add your vote to the following Community Ideas: Network Graphs?
For more information about building Network Graphs, see the following links:
- Tableau Community post: How to Prepare Data for Network Graphs.
- Other blog post: Clearly and Simply: Build Network Graphs in Tableau
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