Continuous Story Analysis

Where is the Continuous Story Analysis Useful?

  • Product Reporting - better understand how product data is trending over time
  • Forecasting - uncover streaks or trends in KPIs to better predict the future
  • Performance Reporting - read if your sales are deviating from the average
  • Change Reporting - quickly call out peaks and troughs of your data

Example of Continuous Story: 



Continuous Story Requirements

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

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

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


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


The 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.

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