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Tableau 10.0 Best Practices by Jenny Zhang

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LOD calculations

In the previous section, we talked about table calculation. LOD calculation is another important calculation type. LOD calculation is a fairly new feature in Tableau, starting to available in Tableau 9. But it is essential in many forms of data analytics.

Overview

LOD calculation stands for level of detail calculation. LOD expressions give you the flexibility to calculate the aggregated results that are not on the same level of detail in the view. For example, you may want to know the biggest deal closed by each rep but only show the sum of those deals by manager in the view. This can be achieved using LOD calculation.

Key Concepts

The key concept to understand LOD calculation is to understand level of detail. For example, in the ...

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