Tableau General Knowledge

Three Practical Ways to Use Tableau Dashboard Extensions

I’ll be honest, when Tableau Dashboard Extensions first released with version 2018.2 earlier in the summer, I took a quick glance and moved on.  I didn’t have time to dig into it. I kept hearing they “allow you to do the impossible” with dashboards and didn’t understand what they actually did. Fast-forward and I’ve had some time to dig. Here are a few practical things Tableau Dashboard Extensions can do.

Tableau Table Calculations - What Does “Specific Dimensions” Mean?

You may have noticed that under “Compute Using” in the Table Calculation dialogue box there is a section called “Specific Dimensions” where you would normally select a scope and direction. You generally only need to use Specific Dimensions when you have 3 or more dimensions in the view.