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Tableau Cookbook – Recipes for Data Visualization by Shweta Sankhe-Savale

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Chapter 5. Adding Flavor – Creating Calculated Fields

In this chapter, we will be covering the following topics:

  • Creating string calculations
  • Creating arithmetic calculations
  • Creating date calculations
  • Creating logic calculations
  • Using Sets in calculations
  • Understanding Table Calculations
  • Understanding Level of Detail (LOD) Calculations
  • Understanding INCLUDE LOD
  • Understanding EXCLUDE LOD
  • Understanding FIXED LOD
  • Understanding how to create and use Parameters

Introduction

In the previous chapter, we saw how to slice and dice our data. In this chapter, we will focus on creating calculated fields in Tableau to give us more flexibility and power. We will also learn how to make use of some predefined calculations and how one can change the scope and direction of ...

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