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Displaying Top Customers Based on Parameter


Published: 05 Aug 2013
Last Modified Date: 18 Dec 2019

Question

How to create a slider parameter that will display top customers sorted by sales, in descending order.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Answer

The following instructions can be reviewed in the workbook attached below.
  1. Drag Customer Name to the Filters shelf.
  2. In the Top tab in the Filter dialog box, select By Field > Top > Create a New Parameter.
  3.  In the Create Parameter dialog box:
    • Name the parameter.
    • Ensure Range is selected
    • Enter 0 for Minimum.
    • Enter 10 for Maximum.
    • Click OK to navigate back to the Filter dialog box.
  4. Select Sales Sum.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Right-click Customer Name and select Sort:
    1. Select Field: Sales Sum.
    2. Select Descending.
    3. Click OK.

Additional Information

To view the above steps in action, see the video below.
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