Chapter 5. Table Calculations

The topic of table calculations in Tableau is so rich and deep that it alone could legitimately be the subject of an entire book. Exploring the various options that are available for each table calculation function and the various ways in which table calculations can be applied is an interesting and rewarding endeavor.

As you review the examples in this chapter, you will undoubtedly encounter techniques that you can apply in your day-to-day work; however, you may struggle to understand why some of these techniques work. Furthermore, as you read the Tableau documentation, you may be frustrated at the brevity with which certain major aspects of table calculations are covered and the complete lack of coverage of more ...

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