2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 29, 2016 10:37 AM by J Jack

    Sales by previous year and current year

    J Jack

      Hello All,


      i have two columns, one for sales (measure)and the the other column name 'Week'(dimension) has values like, from 201501,201502...201552 till  201601...201618.201619.., it is like sales by week. So, I have to separate the sales for 2015 i.e from 201501-201552(new column) and the sales for 2016 i.e from 201601-201620 which is current week (new column).


      Any suggestion would be helpful.



        • 1. Re: Sales by previous year and current year
          Vincent Baumel

          It sounds like you need a calculation that splits off the final two characters of your dimension field. This would give you a separation of year and week. Here's how I mocked it up:


          • Created an excel spreadsheet with a column labeled Week and rows ranging from 201501-201652, turning around from 201552 to 201601, and a column labeled Sales with randomized data for each row
          • Connected to the spreadsheet in Tableau
          • Converted the Week field from numeric to string
          • Created a calculation field called Year that reads like this:     LEFT([Week], 4)
          • Created a calculation field called WeekNumber that reads like this:    RIGHT([Week], 2)
          • Switching over to Sheet 1, drag WeekNumber onto Year to create a hierarchy
          • Drag the "Year, Week" hierarchy to the Rows shelf, and Sales to the Columns shelf


          Now you can drill in and explore your data!  Let me know if this helps.


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          • 2. Re: Sales by previous year and current year
            J Jack

            Thanks a  lot ! I don't want to separate the week, but I got the logic !