Working with Parameters in Tableau

Parameters are dynamic values that can replace constant values in calculations, filters, and reference lines in Tableau.

  • Lets say you have filter to show the top 10 products by profit.
  • You can replace the fixed value “10” in the filter to by a dynamic parameter so you can quickly look at the top 5,15, 20, and 30 products.

How to use a parameter in dashboard

  1. Create the Parameter
  2. Use the Parameter in a Calculation
  3. Show the Parameter Control for the User
  4. Use the Calculated Field in Your Visualization

Data types in Parameters

You are able to create different types of parameters in Tableau depending on the type of data that you are working with .

Learn More about Parameters by following interview questions related to Parameters

INTQ: Differentiate between parameters and filters in Tableau.

INTQ: Define parameters in Tableau and their working.

INTQ: Can parameters have dropdown list?

INTQ: State limitations of parameters in Tableau.

INTQ: Can we have multiple value selection in parameter?