1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 2, 2012 10:48 AM by Tracy Rodgers

    unexpected sort row behavior

      just started using tableau and I'm clearly messing up something fundamental.

       

      just using the superstore data, i built a simple bar chart of customers names to sales, by customer region. I've colored the bars by product category. Here's the list sorted alphabetically, by first name.

       

      tableau 1.png

       

      now I want to sort the names by sum of sales, but the result is clearly not right. I right click on customer filed, I click on sort, descending, by value sum (Sales), and the resulting  sort is this:

       

      tableau 2.png

       

      Generally descending, but it's not a uniform sort. What have I messed up?

       

      Tom