I created a Pareto chart using the instructions (video) at http://www.tableau.com/learn/tutorials/on-demand/pareto-charts.
Their lines are continuous from the start, and their bar charts are filled in areas beneath the curve rather than individual bars. I'm working with my own data collection, which includes dotted lines and distinct bars.
I'm following the video's instructions step by step, therefore there must be some underlying setting that's different. I'm using Tableau 10.0.2, which I just installed.
The column for the line is CNTD(Product), which stands for continuous and count distinct. SUM(Sales) is a continuous and measureable row (sum). The video depicts this, and there is a continuous line. I've drawn a dotted line on the paper. When I modify the count distinct setting, the bottom horizontal axis changes from "percent of Total Running Sum of Distinct count of Proeduct" to the product names (which are letters). The video has a continuous line and shows the CNTD(), the "percent of Total..." What can I do to make my outcome like theirs?
(Tableau 10.0.2; Windows 8.0)