A reference line in Tableau is simply a line that gets drawn on a chart that represents another measure or point of reference. Tableau Reference lines can be useful in providing context to the related chart. For example, a line showing the median will visually show the difference of each mark in the chart relative to the median.
- Drag Reference Line from the Analytics pane into the view.
- The Line option is already selected at the top of the dialog box.
- Select a continuous field from the Value field to use as the basis for your reference line.
- Select an aggregation.
- Select how you want to label the line.