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Tableau - What is partitioning in table calculations?

asked sirisha November 21, 2014 09:35 AM  

What is partitioning in table calculations?


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Table calculations are performed on a single measure in the view. The dimensions that define the part of the table you are applying the calculation to (computing along) are called addressing fields, and the dimensions that define how to group the calculation are called partitioning fields. In the example of a running sum of product sales across several years, the addressing field is the Date field, and the partitioning field is the product field. When you define the addressing for a table calculation, all the other dimensions are used for partitioning

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