parameters Tag

In this brief video, I walk through the four steps to creating a parameter in Tableau: Create the parameter control Show the parameter control Use the parameter in a calculated field Use the calculated field in the view Follow along in the video to see how easy it is!...

At the start of this Deep Dive series, I stated that there were four standard use cases for parameters: filters, bins, reference lines and calculated fields. What about other areas, such as table calculations? Why can’t we use parameters there? The answer is: You can! You just...

In the next article of our Deep Dive on Parameters, we will examine reference lines. Remember, there are a lot of ways to add reference lines to your view: the Analysis drop-down menu, the Analytics pane or right-clicking on the measures axis. Also, reference line...

In the next article of our Deep Dive on parameters, we’ll explore how we can use parameters to allow our report users to choose the size of their bins within a histogram. Histogram Review We talked about the histogram in our Tableau Essentials series here. It’s a...

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 this article, we’re going to go into detail on all of the different properties in the Create Parameter window. Parameter Properties The Create Parameter window looks like this: Let’s explore each of these parameter properties: Name The name of your parameter. This is how it will appear throughout the...

In this Tableau Deep Dive, I’m going to dig into parameters and some of the different places where you can use them. Parameters are values that users can change when interacting with a view. They add versatility to your visualizations. Within Tableau, wherever you are entering a...

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"....

Why would you need to use URL parameters in Tableau Server? Below is an example of a list of order dates.Thanks to Tableau's massive amount of built in date functions we can do just about anything with them but what if we want to find...

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...

Tableau provides many types of filter including range filters for dates and numerical data, but what of textual dimensions? For instance lets say we have a dimension with data in the following format, 3-digit months with a 2-digit year and a period used by the...

This is the third post on simple tricks that are available in version 6. This one represents a common request we get. The client says "I want to compare the performance of x against everyone else." What is x? Well, it could be Customers, Departments,...

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