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Rapid Graphs with Tableau 8: The Original Guide for the Accidental Analyst by Eileen McDaniel, PhD, Stephen McDaniel

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CHAPTER 10

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Advanced Data Management in Tableau—Calculated Fields, Functions, and Parameters

Chapter Highlights

  • Calculated fields—the power to shape your data
  • Functions—keys to powerful calculated fields grouped by data type usage:
    • Numeric
    • Character
    • Date
    • Logical
    • Type conversion
    • Aggregate
    • Table calculations
  • Parameters—easily adjust your formulas

In previous chapters, you learned the secrets to great data management using Tableau. This chapter will build upon that knowledge by covering advanced topics such as calculated fields and calculated field operators, the many functions available organized in a table for easy lookup, and parameters that allow ...

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