#### Overview of this book

Learning Tableau 10 Second Edition
Credits
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Free Chapter
Creating Your First Visualizations and Dashboard
Working with Data in Tableau
Moving from Foundational to More Advanced Visualizations
Using Row-Level, Aggregate, and Level of Detail Calculations
Table Calculations
Formatting a Visualization to Look Great and Work Well
Telling a Data Story with Dashboards
Deeper Analysis – Trends, Clustering, Distributions, and Forecasting
Making Data Work for You
Advanced Visualizations, Techniques, Tips, and Tricks

## Relative versus fixed

You can compute table calculations in one of the following two ways:

• Relative: The table calculation will be computed relative to the layout of the table. They might move across or down the table. As we'll see, the key for relative table calculations is scope and direction. When you set a table calculation to use a relative computation, it will continue to use the same relative scope and direction, even if you rearrange the view.

• Fixed: The table calculation will be computed using one or more dimensions. Rearranging those dimensions may change whether the table calculation is moving across or down the table (or even in a more complex pattern). Here, the scope and direction remain fixed to one or more dimensions, no matter where they are moved within the view. When we talk about fixed table calculations, we'll focus on the concepts of partitioning and addressing.