Viz animations emphasize the transition from one data display to another. In this video, learn how to turn viz animations on and off.
Prior to Tableau 2020, changes to visualization happen instantly with no transition or animation. Starting with Tableau 2020.1, changes to visualization can now be animated. What's even better, is that you can control animations at the workbook or sheet level, even choosing to turn them off entirely. In this movie, I will demonstrate how to control your viz animations. My sample file is 1106 animations, which you can find in the chapter 11 folder of the exercise files collection. On this workbook, I have a single worksheet, and on it I have a column chart for a sales by product category. If I want to change the visualization such as by sorting, then I can go to the toolbar, and in this case I'll click the sort ascending button. And you can see that I have the new range of values sorted in ascending order, but there's no sort of animation or transition. Same thing if I choose to sort in descending order. I will undo my last two actions by pressing control Z twice. And now, I want to see what that will look like with animations. So I'll go to the format menu and click animations. The animations task pane appears over on the left. And I am able to either set a workbook default which would happen if I were to click the on button, or in this case I will work with the selected sheet and make the changes on this sheet only. So I'll go to the selected sheet area, and then I have my animation which is off by default. I'll click it's down arrow, and click on. Note that the duration is set for 0.3 seconds, which is the default value. Then you have 0.5 which is medium, one second which is slow. We'll stay with 0.3. And then there is a style. So, you can do it simultaneously where everything moves at the same time, or sequentially. Also know, that you can have simultaneous as the default or just set it to simultaneous. So, I will click away, and I will leave it on simultaneous for now and then I will change it in a moment. Now to sort, I'll go up to the toolbar and click the sort ascending button. And you can see that we have a smoother movement. Now I'll press control Z to go back to the original outline, now we currently are not sorted, and I will change the style from simultaneous to sequential. Now I'll go up to the toolbar and click the sort descending button, and you see that the items have moved in sequential order. If I want to set a workbook default, which would be applied to any sheet, then I can click the on button, and then set the duration and the style. But instead of going for the selective sheet, it would apply to the entire workbook. To turn the animations on or off for the entire workbook, you can go to the help menu, point to settings and performance, and then click enable mark animations. If the item is checked, then animations are on, if it's cleared, then animations will be off. So, for example, if I disable animations and then draw up and do my sort you'll see that a flash is over with no animation. However, if I go back to the help menu, point to settings and performance, click enable mark animations and then I change my sort, then you see that we have the animation. I think animations are a terrific edition. It provides a sense of story telling and movement instead of changing abruptly from one visualization to another
- Explain where a user would navigate to seek specific help in Tableau.
- Determine the best approach for using Excel in Tableau.
- Interpret how to use the features and functions of Tableau when creating charts.
- Describe how best to manage data in a worksheet or visualization.
- Explain how to create a selection filter for certain values.
- Explain how to manage data for different chart formats.
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introducing Tableau
2. Managing Data Sources and Visualizations
3. Managing Tableau Worksheets and Workbooks
4. Creating Custom Calculations and Fields
5. Analyzing Data
6. Sorting and Filtering Tableau Data
7. Defining Groups and Sets
8. Creating and Pivoting Crosstabs
9. Creating Basic Visualizations
10. Formatting Tableau Visualizations
11. Annotating and Formatting Visualizations
12. Mapping Geographic Data
13. Creating Dashboards and Actions
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