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.