Question: My calculation for percentage isn’t returning the right values, but the data is there. I’m getting the sum of a single product, not the full sum. What do I need to do? Understanding what Tableau does with calculations and aggregations is important when building calculated...

While attending the Tableau Conference in London, we received many interesting questions. I want to share one of them here. We want to see sales performance over time. What if we sometimes want to compare different sub-categories separately and just want to see the development...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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