KNOWLEDGE BASE

Displaying Color Legends


Published: 06 Jun 2013
Last Modified Date: 07 Dec 2016

Question

How to display color legends if they do not automatically appear.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Answer

Use one of the following:

On a Worksheet

  • Select Analysis > Legends > Color Legend.
  • Select Worksheet > Show Cards > Reset Cards.
  • Right-click in the space below the Marks card and select Legends > Color Legend.

On a Dashboard

  • Click the sheet associated with the color legend and select Analysis > Legends > Color Legend.
  • Click the caret for the sheet associated with the color legend and select Legends > Color Legend.

To view these steps in action, see the video below:

Additional Information

  • In order to make the Color Legend option available, a field must be placed on Color on the Marks card.
  • If a dual axis is used, ensure transparency is 100% on the first pill, or the colors in legend will not show up.
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