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

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Manually editing table calculations

Learning how to edit table calculations yourself is an advanced capability, but it gives you the opportunity to create rich metrics, such as the percent difference from an average.

In the first example, we will modify the running sum of Remittances per Capita so that it includes the preceding and next three values, which can be done from the edit table calculation dialogue by entering those numbers in their respective places.

In the second example, we will modify the Remittances per Capita percent difference table calculation to show the percent difference from the average.

Let's begin with the first example. We'll modify the running sum in the following way:

  1. In order to edit the table calculation, duplicate the ...

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