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Switching between Count and Percent with Parameter in Tableau

In one of the data visualizations I was working on I encountered a situation where I wanted to be able to switch between a display of the headcount and the percentage of people in categories. In researching the issue, I discovered that what I wanted to achieve could be done with the use of a parameter. The trick to get this to work was the use of custom formatting a measure to display positive and negative values differently, and then using a parameter to set the value being displayed.

Continue on to see the steps and an example of the feature in use…

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Welcome to Turner’s Lounge

Hello and welcome to the latest version of my blog. It has served many purposes over the years, but beginning this year I decided to redesign the site and focus on things more “work” related. My goal is to post something at least every other week related to Institutional Research (broadly defined) or tips and tricks for using Tableau. There will also be some posts related to technology from time to time. My guess is that starting out, most of the posts will likely be more focused on Tableau, but the examples I use will probably be related to the work I do in institutional research. The first real post should be available in the next few days.

For now, I’ve limited comments to only registered users in an effort to prevent too much spam from showing up. If you find any of my posts useful or informative, feel free to link to them. And I do welcome your comments and feedback via email even if you choose not to register.