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Tableau - Context filters

Posted by Yelena McElwain on Dec 20, 2016 10:11:17 AM

By: Yelena McElwain, BI Consultant


Make filtering more efficient by using context filters. A context filter sets up a filtering hierarchy where the context filter is applied to the whole dataset and subsequent filters are applied only on the returned records. Some common uses for this filtering are fields such as country, state, city; product category, product name, etc. This often helps improve performance and limit the data set for security purposes. To use this feature, right-click on the field within the Filters shelf and select Add to Context.

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Topics: Tableau, Tool Selection, Business Intelligence, Blog

Written by Yelena McElwain