Animating Time Series data with a Tableau Motion Chart

One of my favorite things to do in Tableau is to animate data using the pages shelf. When you leverage the Tableau pages shelf, you have the ability to step through your Tableau time series data much like you would visualize a flip book. Tableau permits paging through your data much like a movie is played out frame by frame. What we’re creating with this feature is a Tableau Motion Chart.

I’ve put together a short demo on how you can quickly set up a motion chart in Tableau. Let us know in the comments how you’re using the Tableau Pages Shelf to animate your data!


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