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Tableau Dashboard Cookbook by Jen Stirrup

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Classifying your data for dashboards

Bins are a simple way of categorizing and bucketing values, depending on the measure value. So, for example, you could "bin" customers depending on their age group or the number of cars that they own. Bins are useful for dashboards because they offer a summary view of the data, which is essential for the "at a glance" function of dashboards.

Tableau can create bins automatically, or we can also set up bins manually using calculated fields. This recipe will show both versions in order to meet the business needs.

Getting ready

In this recipe, we will use the existing workbook that you created for this chapter.

We will use the same data. For this recipe, let's take a copy of the Hierarchies worksheet and by right-clicking ...

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