2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 25, 2017 12:55 PM by Gary Li

    Tableau calculated fields and hierachies

    Gary Li



      I'm trying to evaluate Tableau by playing around with Tableau Desktop.  I don't have a Tableau Server instance.  I noticed in Tableau Desktop, I can create calculated fields in the Data Source tab and Worksheet tab.  I'm assuming those created in the Data Source are like public calculated fields and all users can access them.  Whereas those created in the Worksheet are like private calculated fields and only available within the Workbook?  Is that a safe assumption?


      For hierarchies, I can only create them within the Worksheet.  Does it mean it's only available within the Workbook?  Is there a way to create public hierarchies for all user consumption?


      Thank you.