Ever wonder about the differences between discrete (blue) fields and continuous (green) fields?
Ever wonder why you can place certain fields on the filters shelf, but not others?
I had been using Tableau for quite a while before I really started to understand all the differences in the workings of discrete vs.continuous and dimension vs. measure fields. (Even now, there are subtleties that I suspect are present in certain circumstances -- so feel free to suggest corrections as needed)
This dashboard is designed to help you see what the different fields can do.
Tableau Version: 8.1
Original Author: Joshua N. Milligan (vizpainter.com)