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Tableau: RANDOM() Jitter Plot

Updated: May 14










Step 1:

Drag [Sales] to the rows shelf, and [Region] to the columns shelf.





Step 2:

Click Analysis, and unselect “Aggregate Measures”. This will result in a box plot with a single mark for each row in your data.





Step 3:

You can now adjust the color and size of each mark, but it’s still difficult to see each individual circle. Here’s where the jitter plot comes in.






Step 4:

Double click the columns shelf, and type RANDOM(). This will give each mark a random value to be used as the x axis. Now, each mark can be hovered over to click. Movement left or right along the x axis are random, but movement up and down along the y axis still tell us the sales amount.






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