Tableau - Table Calculations
These are the calculations which are applied to the values in the entire table. For example, for calculating a running total or running average, we need to apply a single method of calculation to an entire column. Such calculations cannot be performed on some selected rows.
Table has a feature called Quick Table Calculation, which is used to create such calculations. The steps to be applied in Quick Table calculation are as follows −
Step 1 − Select the measure on which the table calculation has to be applied and drag it to column shelf.
Step 2 − Right-click the measure and choose the option Quick Table Calculation.
Step 3 − Choose one of the following options to be applied on the measure.
- Running Total
- Percent Difference
- Percent of Total
- Moving Average
- Year to Date (YTD) Total
- Compound Growth Rate
- Year over Year Growth
- Year to Date (YTD) Growth
Let’s calculate the running total of the profits earned for the data source following the above steps. Use the data source named sample – superstore.xls.