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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...

The multi-select parameter control is a feature many that Tableau enthusiasts would love to take advantage of. While the multi-select parameter option isn’t available natively within Tableau, we’ve enabled the multi-select parameter feature within Portals for Tableau! Big props to Matthew Orr and the Portals...

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...

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