Measures and dimensions in Tableau

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How does Tableau identify a measure and dimension automatically?
Apr 27, 2018 in Tableau by GandalfDwhite
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It is basically categorical and quantitative data. I will make it simple for you.

Measures -> Quantitative -> Numbers (e.g: Sales, Profit, etc.)

Dimensions -> Categorical -> Text (e.g: Name, product, etc.)

Tableau identifies it the same way by breaking out the data like this.

Dimensions are essentially self-explanatory but measures are not. For example: You can’t just view profit, you will be like - profit of what? And I will be like - profit of shampoos!

So, you need a dimension to attribute measures.

answered Apr 27, 2018 by QueenBee
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