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Custom Grouping

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I need to create custom groups for different dimensions that are critical for business purposes.

For example, I have a country dimension which as a list of all the countries. I would like to group countries in different groups, BUT some may need to be in multiple groups i.e. there is overlap



  • US
  • UK
  • CA
  • AUS
  • SWE
  • Other countries

Here are the custom groups I would like to have the ability to create

Custom groups

  • US = United States
  • UK + SWE + CA + AUS = International
  • US + CA = America
  • US + UK + SWE + CA + AUS + Other countries = Worldwide


Tableau shortcomings:

'Create Group..'  only allows 1 dimension value per group i.e. dimension values such as US CANNOT be in the United States group and also in the America group.

Calculated field..' In SQL I can do a case statement that would work fine but I can't use this in the calculated field. In tableau I need to use the IF ELSEIF--this method mutually excludes values.


I strongly suggest that Tableau enables users to have the ability to create custom groups whereby a dimension value can be in multiple groups WITHOUT mutually excluding values. It is critical and essential for business purposes and would appreciate if Tableau prioritized this particular



Links to other users that have had issues:

Multiple/overlapping values in a case statement?

Possible to place entries into multiple groups?

Create groups with overlapping members

How do I create custom regions?

Groups of dimensions


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