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Tableau Dashboard Cookbook by Jen Stirrup

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Using cross-tabs flexibly

When we create dashboards, we are conveying a unified message of data that can be made up of moving parts. The context of the data can help to ensure that data pieces move together and are consistent with one another. This can mean that showing an aggregated number is not the most meaningful form of data. Instead, percentages or differences can be more meaningful.

In Tableau, we can create very simple calculations using table calculations. What is a table calculation? Table calculations are easy calculations that are provided by default as part of the Tableau interface. Table calculations are quick to create and are a powerful tool that can help to enhance your understanding of the data. From a dashboard perspective, we ...

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