1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 10, 2012 4:36 AM by Andrew Watson

    Compare to past view

    Jurien Groot

      What would be the best way to compare measure values of current dates to the past? Right now I am doing it as shown in the packaged workbook attachment via a lookup function. I am sure there must be better way, which can also show the date it is comparing to in the tooltip?

       

      Find attached an image of GA what would show the ideal situation.

       

      Thanks for any help!

        • 1. Re: Compare to past view
          Andrew Watson

          Hi Jurien

           

          I wrote a blog post quite a while ago on displaying GA data in the same format as Omniture. http://reports4u.co.uk/2011/07/10/omniture-visits-report-in-tableau-part-1/ I think this is a little more complex than what you're attempting but might be useful for you. The good thing about the Omniture visits report is that it compares with 4 weeks prior so the same week day is being compared.

           

          You should be able to adapt the '4 weeks prior' calculated field to show the prior time period you want. Hopefully you understand the concepts explained in the 2 posts (part 1 and part 2) but if you need help modifying them for your specific case let me know.

           

          Andrew