What Field Should You Use?

Version 2

    Description:


    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.


    Screenshot:


    What can that field do.png


    Tableau Version: 8.1


    Original Author: Joshua N. Milligan (vizpainter.com)