Color Formatting Pivot table

White Belt

Color Formatting Pivot table

I have a pivot table that shows the sales by location for each month. I need to highlight the maximum sales month for each location. I have used  Html conditioning formatting on a single column, but since this is a row-level comparison I am not sure how it can be done. 



Here's what I have 



Here's the desired output 




I am comfortable writing SQL so open to dataflow transformation ideas as well. 

Red Belt

Hi @domo_card 


Currently the Pivot table card doesn't support HTML markup like the normal or mega tables do.


You could sort of create your own pivot table within a MySQL or Magic ETL however you have to maintain the columns yourself and is a prohibitive hassle to attempt to keep it up to date (especially with dates) so it's not really a viable option. Not to metion you also lose the ability for filters to affect your underlying data in the card.

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White Belt

Hi @domo_card 


I had a similar dilema recently and I think this may be an acceptable solution for you as well. This solution uses the Heatmap chart type and a calculated field. *Note use the Heatmap chart under Other Chart, NOT the Heatmap table.


Create a calculated field comparing the max partitioned value to the value.

Example: CASE WHEN `Value` = MAX(MAX(`Value`)) OVER (PARTITION BY `Date`) THEN 1 ELSE 0 END


Set the following dimensions:

Category 1 - Date

Category 2 - Location

Value - Calculated Field *Created above

Tooltip - Value *Note to enable the tooltip pill select Tooltip next to Chart Types within the top Palette selector.


Set range settings:

Range 1 Minimal Value - 1

Range 1 Maximum Value - 1

Set desired coloring.


Set data label settings:

Text - %_Tooltip1


Using the heatmapping chart, calculated field, and ranges you can customize the coloring of the chart while displaying the standard values.


Please reach out with any questions, concerns, or if i am unclear with the steps.

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