Tableau Tip: Using Calculated Fields to Apply Conditional Styles


Hey Tableau fans! Do you think calculated fields are fit just for formulas and functions? Think again! They can also be used for threshold reporting or conditional formatting/exception highlighting. In Tableau parlance, this technique is called Spotlighting. Using calculated fields for threshold reporting it a great way to meet everyone’s needs while taking advantage of Tableau’s powerful formatting techniques. In this video we give step-by-step instructions for how to leverage a calculated field to apply a conditional style in Tableau. Watch Now.

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