Easy seasonal cycle plot

by Alex Fridriksson

You want to find out how your summer sales are performing over the years, what would you do?

If you’re like most people you would probably do something like this:

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You might be content with this, after all, you can see how your summer months are performing. However, things get a bit tricky when you try to compare the months over the years. With some effort you can do it but why would you put yourself through that?

Tableau offers a super simple way to create a cycle plot, just drag the month pill to the left of the year pill in the columns shelf:

Cycle plot

Now you can see every month clearly over the years just with a glance. You can see that generally, the sales have increased in the summer months over the years.

 

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