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

The narrative adds performance, segments, volatility, and trendline content. It also includes contribution analysis and correlation for multi-dimension narratives. 

Narratives for Tableau supports the following scenarios of continuous analysis:

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

The examples below show typical continuous stories with one and two dimensions, and the analytics that power each sentence.  



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

First, we have 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 category.

To learn more about each insight in detail, watch our Continuous Story Type video or read the settings article about continuous analytics. 

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