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How to set [Default Table Calculation] in Tableau Server or Tableau Cloud


Published: 16 May 2022
Last Modified Date: 08 Jun 2022

Question

How to set [Default Table Calculation] in Tableau Server / Tableau Cloud as Tableau Desktop?

In Tableau Desktop, the  [Default Table Calculation]  could be set in the calculation fields.
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However, in Tableau Server / Tableau Cloud, there is no such setting in the calculation field.
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Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Server
  • Tableau Cloud

Answer

The ability to set [Default Table Calculation], is not currently built into Tableau Server / Tableau Cloud.
Please use the workarounds below.

Option 1
Set the  [Default Table Calculation] in Tableau Desktop and publish this data source/workbook.

Option 2
Set the table calculation in the [Edit Table Calculation] Menu.
Note: You have to set the table calculation in each worksheet.
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