Using Parameters as Filters

Last week I built a dashboard which included a worksheet that was operated by a parameter. I also wanted to use a filter on other worksheets included on the dashboard to allow the user more flexibility when analyzing the data. Both my parameter and the filter were...

An Introduction to Parameters

On day 9 at the Data School we were introduced to parameters in Tableau and their different uses. It was a bit of a face-palm moment for me as I realised how much I’d over-complicated them in my application vizzes! A parameter is a function which allows a level of...

Dynamic axis and sorting with parameters PART 2

If you have read part one, then you already know how to build a dynamic axis, and, in this post, I will explain you how to create a parameter to let your user sort between ascending descending. I recommend you that if you haven’t read about how to create a dynamic axis, you can read about it here as I will build upon that post.

Dynamic axis and sorting with parameters PART 1

Parameters are one of the most useful tools that Tableau has. They allow the user to input their own values, which allow us to create self-served dashboards and dynamic dashboards that won’t require a constant update. In this blog post I will guide you through the steps of two different uses of parameters. In the first part, I will show you how to create dynamic axis that allow the user to select a different measure. In the second part, I will show you a small trick to create an ascending/descending parameter for a better user experience.