Creating a Network Graph

Published: 27 Apr 2017
Last Modified Date: 07 Oct 2020


How to create a network graph.


Tableau Desktop


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 1

Use 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 2

Reshape the data and use the Path Shelf. For more information, see Using the Path Shelf for From - To Pattern Analysis.

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