Tableau: RANDOM() Jitter Plot
Updated: May 14
Drag [Sales] to the rows shelf, and [Region] to the columns shelf.
Click Analysis, and unselect “Aggregate Measures”. This will result in a box plot with a single mark for each row in your data.
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.
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.