Measure Names and Measure Values: What are they?

A simple word to describe them is placeholders.  Measure Names and Measure Values are placeholders that try to squeeze multiple things in the same place. Look at this chart: Let’s say I want to show both SUM(Sales) and SUM(Profit).   Option #1: Use Measure...

Tableau Extracts: What are their Pros and Cons?

What is an extract? Maleeha today came up with the right word for it: A snapshot. Basically, a Tableau extract allows you to create a copy your dataset or subsets of data and save them.  You may also want to reduce the total amount of data by using filters. But why...