With a continuous story type, a user is trying to observe trends or progress over a certain period of time.


The narrative analysis adds performancesegments, volatility, and trendline content. Contribution analysis and correlation for multi-dimension narratives. 


Below are examples for how the narrative changes with 1D/1M, 2D/1M and 1M/2D. 




Narratives for Tableau has support for the following scenarios of continuous analysis:

  • Single dimension with between one and 10 measures
  • Two dimensions and three measures

Below is an example of a single dimension-single measure line chart. In this case, sales by month:


Below is an example of a single-dimension and multiple-measure line chart. Here we have sales and several other metrics by month.


Below is an example of a line chart with two dimensions and one measure. In this case we are looking at sales by month broken down by region.



To learn more about each insight in detail, watch our Continuous Story Type video. 

If you'd like to see all available narrative types, download our Tableau Workbook With All Story Types.