Book Excerpt: Tableau 7 Quick Table Calculations and Custom Table Calculations

This is a free preview from Rapid Graphs with Tableau Software 7, available in print and Kindle on Amazon and on the Nook at Barnes and Noble. Due to width constraints on this blog, you may notice some loss in resolution compared with the purchased book, which has approximately 2.5 times better resolution.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
This is a free preview from Rapid Graphs with Tableau Software 7 (latest book version is here), available in print and Kindle on Amazon and on the Nook at Barnes and Noble. This copyrighted material may not be reprinted or posted except for private, personal, not-for-profit use.

Keywords in this post
Quick Table Calculations
Running Total, Difference (versus prior period or cell)
Percent Difference (versus prior period or cell)
Percent of Total
Moving Average (smooth’s out data that varies widely by time period)
Year-to-Date Total (called YTD Total in Tableau)
Compound Growth Rate
Year-over-Year Growth
Year-to-Date Growth
Secondary table calculations
Table Calculation dialog
Compute Using
INDEX
Rank
Analysis

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