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Tableau Dashboard Cookbook by Jen Stirrup

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Creating choices in dashboards using conditional logic

Logical calculations can make your analyses richer. They can also make things easier for a dashboard consumer. For example, logical calculations can help you funnel the analysis to specific dimension members, combine members to follow a business rule, or even remove values that are irrelevant to your investigation.

Normally, when we use filters, we select the attributes within a dimension. In this recipe, we will implement logical calculations so that users can choose different dimensions to describe the data. We will place a small control on the dashboard so that users can simply click to choose the dimension they would like to see, which describes the sales amount data. Users can simply click ...

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