Unable to Use Groups in Calculated Fields

Published: 18 Jul 2014
Last Modified Date: 02 Jun 2016


Unable to use groups in calculated fields.


Tableau Desktop


Use one of the following workarounds.

Option 1

Create the group using a calculated field. For more information, see Creating Groups Using Calculated Fields in the Tableau Knowledge Base.

Option 2

Create a set from the group, and then use the set in the calculated field.
  1. In the Data pane, right-click the group, and then select Create Set.
  2. In the Create Set dialog box, do the following, and then click OK:
  • For Name, enter a name.
  • On the General tab, select the group.


The ability to use a group in a calculated field is not currently available in Tableau Desktop.

Additional Information

Calculated fields cannot be added to existing ad-hoc Groups.

To voice your support for the inclusion of this feature in a future product release, add your vote to the following Community Idea: Use ‘Groups’ in Calculated fields.
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