Visualizations and dashboards come with sorting controls, but you might want to turn them off to avoid unwanted changes. In this video, learn how to show and hide sorting controls.
- [Instructor] When you visualize your data using a text table, Tableau displays sort and filter controls at the top of each column. You can turn off those controls if you want to. In this movie, I will demonstrate how to show and hide sort controls in a workbook. My sample file is 0608 hide controls and you can find it in the chapter six folder of the exercise files collection. In this workbook I have a single worksheet and on it I have a text table. And you can see that I have my values presented by sales region. And the sales region values are displayed in alphabetical order. If someone wants to sort these values, then they can hover their mouse pointer over the sales region header and then click the down arrow and then there are a variety of sorting options available to them. If you want to turn off those controls, make them unavailable, you can go to the Worksheet menu and here you see Show Sort Controls, which currently has a check mark next to it. If you click, then the check mark is cleared and when you hover your mouse pointer over the sales region header, the sort controls don't appear. If you want to bring them back, you can go to Worksheet, click Show Short Controls, and when you hover your mouse pointer, these sort controls return and are usable. I don't usually turn off sort controls if I'm driving a presentation. However, it's possible that those controls could be distracting, so if you find that they do distract from your message, go ahead and turn them off until you really need them.
- Explain where a user would navigate to seek specific help in Tableau.
- Determine the best approach for using Excel in Tableau.
- Interpret how to use the features and functions of Tableau when creating charts.
- Describe how best to manage data in a worksheet or visualization.
- Explain how to create a selection filter for certain values.
- Explain how to manage data for different chart formats.
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introducing Tableau
2. Managing Data Sources and Visualizations
3. Managing Tableau Worksheets and Workbooks
4. Creating Custom Calculations and Fields
5. Analyzing Data
6. Sorting and Filtering Tableau Data
7. Defining Groups and Sets
8. Creating and Pivoting Crosstabs
9. Creating Basic Visualizations
10. Formatting Tableau Visualizations
11. Annotating and Formatting Visualizations
12. Mapping Geographic Data
13. Creating Dashboards and Actions
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