Definition

A text table is a basic tabular layout of Dimensions and Measures – think of a basic Excel pivot table.

Videos

This is from The Information Lab:

Blog posts

Chris Love‘s original blog post at The Information Lab is here:

http://www.theinformationlab.co.uk/2014/11/20/show-text-tables/

Tableau’s Online Help includes this article:

https://onlinehelp.tableau.com/current/pro/online/mac/en-us/buildexamples_text.html

Carly Capitula’s “Tableau Essentials” series on interworks.com includes this:

https://www.interworks.com/blog/ccapitula/2014/08/04/tableau-essentials-chart-types-text-table

Example workbooks

This isn’t the most glamorous of visual reference points, and I have no stellar examples to share. If anyone reading can suggest a particularly dazzling text tables in Tableau, I’ll happily include it at a later date.

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