Join Nate Makdad for an in-depth discussion in this video Dimensions for user choice, part of Creating Interactive Dashboards in Tableau (2015).
- Parameters have a lot of uses in Tableau…but they really provide a great way…for users to interact and engage with your dashboard…so that instead of static views,…you can create very flexible views.…You might remember from our design requirements…we wanted to build in some flexibility to our dashboards…and parameters are going to be the…way we are going to do that.…So, in this particular case, what I want to do…is allow people to toggle between country…and region in our chart so that instead of just looking…at the lower level of country, that they could…move back up to a different level at the regional level.…
So to do this I'm going to go ahead and jump over…to our Sheet 1 and, under the dimension section,…right click and do create parameter.…Now, I want to call this my dimension selector…because I may use multiple parameters…and I'm going to change my data type to string…because it's going to be text.…Allowable values, I want to change that to a list…because this is what's going to show up…in the drop down box, which is our parameter.…
- Building worksheets to feed dashboards
- Formatting data
- Creating visuals
- Creating calculated fields and sets
- Designing the dashboard
- Adding interactive parameters
- Keeping your Tableau dashboard up to date
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Tableau Dashboards
2. Worksheet Design
3. Dashboard Design
4. Designing Interactivity with Parameters
5. Keeping Your Dashboard Up to Date
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