Last Modified Date: 16 Aug 2016
ResolutionUse the method for generating pseudo-random numbers outlined in Random Number Generation in the Tableau Community.
CauseThe RANDOM() function is not an official feature of Tableau Desktop, and may be deprecated in the future. It is not tested, supported or recommended for general use.
- The RANDOM() function does not produce reliable results for analytic tasks, due to its interaction with other queries and the data cache.
- The RANDOM() function in its current form is useful to developers for testing a limited number of other functions.
- As RANDOM() is not an official feature, and was never intended for general use, it is not documented in the Online help or listed in the Create Calculation dialog.
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