Drawing Order Different from Sort Order When the Same Field is on Color and Detail

Published: 17 Dec 2020
Last Modified Date: 08 Jul 2022


The drawing order may not follow sort order when the field on Color is also on Detail.


  • Tableau Desktop


Use one of the following options:

Option 1

Drag the field on Detail to the topmost or second highest position on the Marks card.

Option 2

Create a copy of the affected field (right-click the field in the Data pane and select 'Duplicate'), and then place the copy on Detail instead.


In addition to the sort order of the values in the dimension itself, the drawing order of the marks in the chart is also dependent the order of the fields on the Marks card.
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