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

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Understanding FIXED LOD

The FIXED LOD expression, computes values using the specified dimensions without reference to any other dimensions in the view. These expressions are most useful when fixing a dimension regardless of what is and what is not part of our view. In this case, the results are computed at a granularity that is independent of the fields used in the visualization's level of detail.

The syntax of using FIXED LOD expressions is FIXED [Dimension] : aggregate expression}.

The preceding syntax shows how one can use a FIXED expression for a single dimension; however, if there is more than one dimension that we want to include in our calculation, then the syntax can be modified as {FIXED [Dimension1], [Dimension2], [Dimension3] : aggregate ...

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