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Learning Tableau by Joshua N. Milligan

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Leveraging sets to answer complex questions

Sets are an extremely powerful feature of Tableau. They enable valuable analysis and can be used to answer incredibly complex questions.

Sets are special fields in Tableau that define a grouping of data by effectively identifying each underlying record of data as in or out of the set based on certain conditions you define.

Sets can be created in a couple of ways:

  • Select one or more marks in a view, and use the Create Set option on the tooltip controls. The set will contain every combination of dimension values that made up the selected marks:
    Leveraging sets to answer complex questions
  • Create a set from a single dimension by right-clicking on the ...

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