Creating a Combination Chart That Shows More than Two Measures

Published: 22 Mar 2013
Last Modified Date: 08 Jan 2019


How to create a combination chart that shows multiple measures as one mark type and another measure as a different mark type.


Tableau Desktop


The following instructions use the Sample - Superstore data source.
  1. Drag Region to Columns.
  2. Drag SUM(Sales) to Rows. 
  3. Drag Measure Names to Filters and select Profit, Order Quantity and Shipping Cost, then click OK
  4. Drag Measure Values to Rows.
  5. Right-click Measure Values on the Rows shelf and select Dual axis.
  6. Select Sales on the Marks card and format marks as desired. 
  7. Select Measure Names on the Marks card and format as desired. 
To view these steps in action, see the video below: 


Additional Information

  • Each axis can show one mark type. 
  • The Dual Axis option will only be available on the second measure's drop down menu. 

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