Exercise: commentary

Several things happened in step 2 of the Measure Names and Measure Values shortcuts exercise. After placing Age on top of the Pay Rate number in the view, Tableau did the following:

  1. Deployed Measure Names on the Filters shelf.
    • Open the Measure Names filter and observe that only Age and Pay Rate are selected. This limits the view to display only those two measures.
  1. Deployed Measure Names on the Rows shelf.
    • Measure Names is acting like a partitioned container, that is, like the sock drawer in the analogy. Because of the filter, the only rows that display are for Age and Pay Rate.
  1. Displayed the Measure Values shelf.
    • The Measure Values shelf is somewhat redundant. Although it clearly shows the measures that display ...

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