Tableau General Knowledge

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.

Why Won’t My Excel File Refresh?

If you’re ever refreshed an updated Excel file in Tableau and noticed that your data didn’t change, this write-up is for you. The main issue is that when you save your Tableau Workbook as a .twbx packaged workbook file, it will often package the Excel file in a temporary file structure so that it can be easily shipped along with the workbook when shared.