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Creating Data Stories with Tableau Public by Matt Floyd, Ashley Ohmann

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The aggregate functions

Aggregation functions in Tableau Public are performed typically on numeric fields. In this section, we will show you how to use the default aggregations on visualizations as well as how to use them in calculated fields.

The following are the aggregate functions that are available for you to apply on a field are also available in the calculated field dialog box. Tableau Public has arranged them in order from the greatest to the least commonly used functions for the visualization as follows:

  • SUM: This adds up the values within a partition
  • Average: This sums the measure and divides it by the number of dimension members in the partition
  • Median: This provides the measure value that's halfway between the greatest and least values ...

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