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## Tableau GIF Tutorial Series

Welcome to the first entry of my Tableau GIF Tutorial series. This tutorial series contains pure step-by-step instructions accompanied by GIF images. It is intended for intermediate users who posses core Tableau skills and just want to see how a chart or a specific goal is done. I will not explain what the main topic is all about but I will provide helpful external links. The classic Sample – Superstore data set will be used in these tutorials. Without further ado, let’s proceed on creating a Pareto chart.

## How to Create a Pareto Chart

1. From the Data tab, drag Customer Name to Columns and Profit to Rows.
2. In Columns, right click on Customer Name and select Sort.
3. Set the following in the Sort window:

• Sort By: Field
• Sort Order: Descending

Steps 1-3

4. In Rows, right click on SUM(Profit) and select Add Table Calculation.
5. Configure the Table Calculation window:

• for Calculation Type, choose Running Total
• set Compute Using to Specific Dimensions (Customer Name should be ticked)
• in Secondary Calculation Type, select Percent of Total
• set Compute Using to Specific Dimensions (Customer Name should be ticked)

6. Change the Fit view from Standard to Fit Width or Entire View.

Steps 4-6

7. Hold the Ctrl key and from Columns, drag Customer Name to Marks pane.
8. In Columns, right click Customer Name, select Measure and then Count (Distinct).
9. In Columns, right click on CNTD(Customer Name) △ and select Add Table Calculation.
10. Configure the Table Calculation window:

• for Calculation Type, choose Running Total
• set Compute Using to Specific Dimensions and tick Customer Name
• in Secondary Calculation Type, select Percent of Total
• set Compute Using to Specific Dimensions and tick Customer Name

Steps 7-10

11. From the Data tab, drag Profit to Rows.
12. In the Sum(Profit) mark (the last one), change the mark type to Bar.
13. Right click SUM(Profit) in Rows and select Dual Axis.
14. In the % of Total Running Sum of Profit axis, right click and select Move marks to front.

Steps 11-14

15. Click the Analytics tab and drag a Reference Line to CNTD(Customer Name)  ‘s Pane.
16. In the Edit Reference Line, Band or Box window, enter a Constant value of 0.2 in the Line.
17. Drag another Reference Line to SUM(Profit) △‘s Pane.
18. In the Edit Reference Line, Band or Box window, enter a Constant value of 0.8 in the Line.

Steps 15-18

##### Author: JB Reyes

JB hails from the Philippines where he was an anti-malware engineer for 5 years. After moving to Australia in 2017, he worked his way up in a school supply company starting with a role as a despatcher and then taking on roles in IT support and bookkeeping. His passion for data is so deep that he can spend hours exploring and analysing data without tiring or getting bored. When JB is not all over data, he spends his time playing basketball, Pokémon cards with his daughter and building robot plastic models. If there is one dish that he would have to eat for the rest of his life, it would be Lechon, a Filipino delicacy (roasted pig) that reminds him of home.