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Showing the Most Recent Label on a Line Chart


Published: 11 Dec 2020
Last Modified Date: 11 Dec 2020

Question

How to show the most recent data on a line chart as a label. 

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Answer

Use the Most Recent option in the Label Card. To view an example, build the following view using the Superstore Sample data source: 
  1. Right click and drag Order Date to Columns and select the continuous measure QUARTER(Order Date)
  2. Drag Measure Values to Rows
  3. Filter the Measure names and only keep: Count of Orders, Count of Returns, and Discount
  4. Drag Measure Names to Color
  5. Click the Label icon in the top menus to display the data in the view
  6. From the Label Card, select Most Recent 
To view the above steps in action, see the video below.
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