How to Combine Multiple Kinds of Legends Into One Legend in Tableau Desktop

Published: 05 Apr 2023
Last Modified Date: 06 Apr 2023


How to make a combined legend in Tableau Desktop. e.g. Combine Shape and Color legends into one.

For example, the below graph has two legends, Color, and Shape. How to make them into one.
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  • Tableau Desktop


The ability to make a combined legend is not currently built into Tableau Desktop.
Please consider the below workaround.

Make a new worksheet to show combined legend and combine the graph and legend together in a dashboard.
The steps are as follows.

1. Make a new worksheet and add the field to [Color] and [Shape].
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2. Make a new dashboard to combine the graph and legend worksheet.
  * Please hide the title of the legend worksheet and delete all other legends.
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Please also check the attached workbook for details.

Additional Information

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