Table Calculations Tag

Table calculations are one of the hardest functions to understand in Tableau Desktop. A lot of us are guilty of clicking through every single option on the table calculation window until we find something that looks right. There is a lot of great material out...

While working with a recent client, we tried to answer which product categories their business should keep investing in and which categories are not worth the effort of selling. At this point, I remembered the strategic marketing classes I took during my time at university....

Quick table calculations in Tableau are a great way to understand and visualise relationships between measure values. The most frequently used calculation types (running total, difference and percent difference) are core metrics in most financial management reports. What Are Ad Hoc Calculations? Quick table calculations were created to...

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...

This is the second post on Table Calculations in Tableau. The first post covered the Groundwork, pill types, a worksheet layout, and the basics of the TOTAL() function. This post will look at what I consider the functions: INDEX(), FIRST(), LAST(), and SIZE(), partitioning vs....

Custom Table Calculations is one of the most advanced concepts in Tableau. The main resources Tableau provides can be found at On-Demand Training - Table Calculations (requires sign in) and Top 10 Tableau Table Calculations where you can find a variety of examples and a white paper with additional details....

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