Calculated Fields Tag

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...

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...

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...

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...

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"....

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Ujval Gandhi commented on my post about dual axis formatting. He asked if you could use dual axes/parameters to choose between showing a bar and a line chart. Turns out that, yes, you can: It's quite a simple trick: Choose to show a bar or line chart...

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