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# Calculated Fields Tag

## CASE-Statements vs. IF-Statements in Tableau

Was sind die Unterschiede zwischen CASE- und IF-Statements in berechneten Feldern in Tableau? Wie variieren unterschiedliche Typen von IF-Statements? Wann ist es besser, eines dieser Statements zu bevorzugen? Darüber schreibe ich in diesem Artikel.   Die unterschiedlichen Typen von IF-Statements  Bevor wir zu den CASE-Statements kommen, ist es...

## Going the Distance in Tableau: Fixed Point Comparisons

Calculated fields are awesome. They can be used to discover incredible insights in your data by using fields from your original data source. And if some of those fields are latitude and longitude, they can be used for more than just plotting. You truly can...

## Portals for Tableau New Feature Spotlight: Data Manager Calculated Fields

Do you ever feel like your computer should do more of the heavy lifting? You had to pay good money for it, and it eats a lot of your electricity. Why should you have to work harder than you need to instead of making that...

## Questions from Tableau Training: Isolating Rank with Parameters and Calculations

"I have sales information about all 50 states, but I only want to see a single state and how it ranks. Sounds like a table calculation, but there’s a catch. Table calculations in Tableau only compute the calculation on data that is in your view....

## Advance with Assist: Parameter Performance Optimization

Question: "I added a calculation that uses a parameter input and my dashboard is a lot slower now. How can I make it faster?" Example Calculation Some common reasons to include user-selected values (parameters) inside of calculations are: Change the measure displayed Set a date for comparison to...

## Questions from Tableau Training: Percent Change from Previous Period on a Map

When asking a recent Tableau class about how they might use Tableau’s mapping features, I had one course member state that a view he currently uses (and is looking to transfer into Tableau) shows the % change in sales from the previous period by either...

## Tableau Deep Dive: Parameters – Calculated Fields

When you combine parameters with calculated fields, you’re unlocking the potential of some powerful stuff. Obviously, no matter how deep our deep dive could go, there’s no way I could show you everything that is possible. So, we’ll use a couple of examples to get...

## Tableau Essentials: Calculated Fields – User Functions

In today’s article, we’ll examine User Functions that you can use as part of the Create Calculated Field tool. To access this window, right-click on either the Measure or Dimension window and select Create Calculated Field. Then, select User from the function drop-down menu. The user...

## Tableau Essentials: Calculated Fields – Aggregate Functions

In this article on Tableau Functions, we’ll examine Aggregate Functions. Aggregate Functions are a type of function where values of multiple rows are grouped together as the input to form a single value of more significant meaning, such as a set or list. To access these...

## Tableau Essentials: Calculated Fields – Type Conversion

In our next Tableau Essentials article on functions, we’ll examine Type Conversion Functions. This group of functions allow you to take the result of any expression and convert it to another specific data type. These are important for preparing some fields for calculation or in...

## I ♥ When Tableau Does That – Calculated Fields in Tableau 9.0 Edition

When last we left our hero, she was complaining mightily about how when you have a calculated field in Tableau, and that field is referenced by another calculated field, things go seriously awry when you replace data sources. Luckily, there is a solution that works...

## Tableau Essentials: Calculated Fields – String Functions

We are up to part four of our functions articles. In this article, we’ll cover String Functions. Check out the previous ones for Logical Functions, Number Functions and Date Functions. Those articles will also cover how to get to the Calculated Field window where you...

## Tableau Essentials: Calculated Fields – Date Functions

Today, we’ll continue our exploration of the functions you can use when you create a calculated field. We covered Logical Functions and Number Functions in the two previous articles on this topic. Now, we’ll cover Date Functions. To bring up the Calculated Field window, right-click anywhere...

## Interacting with your trend line in Tableau (Part 2)

PART 2 In part one we familiarised with Tableau's automatic Trend Line, information provided and inferences possible. Now I want to focus on the fun part: how to calculate the trend line ourselves using Tableau-R integration as well as two applied examples "How much above/below ?" and "What if"....

## Tableau Essentials: Calculated Fields – Logical Functions

Not everyone is a Tableau guru, at least not yet. To help Tableau rookies, we’re starting from square one with the Tableau Essentials blog series. The series is intended to be an easy-to-read reference on the basics of using Tableau Software, particularly Tableau Desktop 8.1...

## Tableau Essentials: Calculated Fields – Introduction

Not everyone is a Tableau guru, at least not yet. To help Tableau rookies, we’re starting from square one with the Tableau Essentials blog series. The series is intended to be an easy-to-read reference on the basics of using Tableau Software, particularly Tableau Desktop 8.1...

## I Hate When Tableau Does That: Calculated Fields Edition

Calculated fields are a staple of almost every workbook I create. There’s always a need to add a field to the original set of dimensions or measures to either enhance a visualization or to add powerful analysis on the fly without having to re-write the...

## CASE Statements vs. IF Statements in Tableau

What are the differences between CASE and IF statements when making calculated fields in Tableau? How do different types of IF statements vary? When is it better to use one of these statements over the others? That is what I’ll address in this article. The Different...

## Prepare for Landfall: Surfing the ‘Silver Tsunami’ with Tableau

A look at effectively preparing for the rapid aging of the American workforce utilizing calculated fields and parameters in Tableau. The Scenario It’s no secret: The American workforce is aging – rapidly. The “Silver Tsunami” is hastily approaching land. With it comes waves of increased medical expenditures,...

## Creating calculated fields in Tableau 9.0

Over the last few weeks, we at InterWorks have been putting the Tableau Desktop 9.0 beta through its paces and have already showcased some of the newly introduced features in this blog series. We hope you've been enjoying them; today I'll be talking through one...

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