9 Replies Latest reply on May 15, 2013 8:07 AM by Matthew Petrich

    Column Sorts Not Working-Never Quite Understood How Sorting Works

    Matthew Petrich


      This should be fairly simple, I just never totally understood the sorting capabilities in Tableau.

      I uploaded a workbook that includes a dashboard called Census_DB.  I want to use that dashboard but I want to sort on;

      Last Name, Tier, Final Compensation and Department.  The only way I can get those sorts to work is to move the field I want to sort on to the first field in the row shelf.  Does that mean I need four different worksheets, one for each of the different sorts that I want to do?  That doesn't seem right to me.

      Thank you for the help.

      Matt Petrich