# LOD Tag

## Tableau Tip: Default to Current Week and Allow Week Selection

The idea behind this blog post is to document a novel approach I have come up with to allow for date selection in a report that defaults to the most recent time frame. There are multiple ways this sort of problem can be solved. My...

## Hot-Swapping Dimensions with LOD Expressions in Tableau

During a recent project, I received an interesting question: “Can we swap what dimension is displayed in a stacked bar chart based on a filter being applied?” I’ve decided it would be easier for me to answer this question by showing you how to do it with the...

## Tableau’s INCLUDE Level of Detail Scope

This week I gave a talk on level of detail expressions at the Atlanta Tableau User Group. Preparing for that talk I watched lots of video. The speech by Ian Coe and Adam Kamor, Pick Your Poison, LOD Expression or Table Calc inspired this dashboard....

## Tableau Deep Dive: LOD – LOD Calculations vs. Table Calculations

At first glance, it could appear as if there is redundancy between level of detail calculations and table calculations. In fact, you might wonder if you could use table calculations to accomplish much of the functionality for LODs. Let’s consider a simple use case for...

## Tableau Deep Dive: LOD – The Fixed Calculation

In Part 4 of our Tableau Deep Dive on level of detail, we’re going to examine the last of the three LOD calculation types – Fixed. Remember: This series is building upon each article, and I highly recommend that you start with Part 1 and go...

## Tableau Deep Dive: LOD – The Exclude Calculation

This is the third article in our Tableau Deep Dive on level of detail. Part 1 reviewed the idea of detail. Part 2 introduced level of detail calculations and examined the Include LOD calculation. Let’s now jump into Exclude. A Use Case For our examples in this article, we’ll...

## Tableau Deep Dive: LOD – The Include Calculation

In the previous article of this Deep Dive on LODs, we talked about Detail in general for Tableau Desktop. In Part 2, we’ll explore the Include level of detail calculation. Start With the Data Before I go into Tableau Desktop, I always think it’s foundationally important to...

## Tableau Deep Dive: LOD – Introduction to Detail

Level of detail (LOD) is a feature that was introduced in Tableau Desktop v9. While it offers a great amount of flexibility and control over how you use the data in your visualization, it can be a bit tricky to fully understand. We teach level of...