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## What is dual axis and blended axis?

Dual Axis: This is mainly used when two mesaures are used in dual lines graphs or charts. One axis represents one measure and other axis represents second mesaure. Blended Axis: This is mainly used when more than two mesaures are used in multi lines graphs or charts.

**What is dual axis comparison?**

With a dual axis chart you are essentially combining multiple charts and adding a second y-axis for comparison. However, if you have limited space and want to quickly establish the relationship between two variables, the dual axis chart might be the right fit for you.

**What is dual axis Tableau?**

Dual axes are two independent axes that are layered on top of each other. According to Tableau, dual axes allow you to compare multiple measures. Dual axes are useful when you have two measures that have different scales.

### What is dual axis or secondary axis when do we use it?

A dual axis chart (also called a multiple axes chart) uses two axes to easily illustrate the relationships between two variables with different magnitudes and scales of measurement. The relationship between two variables is referred to as correlation.

**What is dual axis tableau?**

**Do both axis have to have the same scale?**

Each axis needs a scale to show the range of the data on that axis. The low end of the scale may be zero or a round number value slightly smaller than the smallest data point. When graphs are compared side-by-side, consider scaling them to the same data range to make comparisons easier.

#### Where is dual axis in Tableau?

Dual axes are useful for analyzing two measures with different scales. To add a measure as a dual axis, drag the field to the right side of the view and drop it when you see a black dashed line appear. You can also right-click (control-click on Mac) the measure on the Columns or Rows shelf and select Dual Axis.

**Can a graph have 2 different scales?**

Yes, in Excel 2013 and Excel 2016 you can have two axes. Start by creating a chart with just one axis.

**What is dual axis chart?**

A dual axis chart combines a column and line chart and compares two variables. A dual axis chart (also called a multiple axes chart) uses two axes to easily illustrate the relationships between two variables with different magnitudes and scales of measurement.

## When to use dual axis or single Y axis?

This post will walk you through when to use dual axis charts, and when to stick to a single y-axis. To easily see two variables with very different scales, it’s much easier to see them within the same graph than to flip between two charts.

**Why do people not use dual axis charts?**

Participants called it very confusing and demanding too much concentration or reflection to decipher the non-monotonic and discontinuous nature of the two scales. The researchers go on and recommend to avoid dual axis charts altogether. We agree. We tried to show here that the danger of dual axis charts is that they’re not intuitive.

**How do you create a dual axis in Excel?**

In order to have a dual-axis, just click on the drop-down menu of the measure. From the menu select “Dual Axis”. This is illustrated in the following screenshot. Step 15: We have successfully created a dual-axis which is as shown in the below screenshot.

### How does the dual axis work in tableau?

A couple of important things to note here: two-line charts representing two different measures appear as two different categories represented through different colors. The categories appear on the right side of the screenshot. A secondary axis has got generated for the “Temperature in Celsius” measure.