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Tableau String Calculations

Tableau has many inbuilt string functions used for string manipulation such as concatenating, comparing, and replacing few characters from a string, etc.

Here are some steps to create a calculation field and use string function in it:

How to Create Calculated Field

  • After connecting to a data source such as Sample superstore.
  • Then, go to the Analysis menu.
  • And click 'Create Calculated Field' as shown in the below image.
Tableau String Calculations

Calculation Editor in Tableau

The above process opens a calculation editor that contain all the functions available in Tableau.

Tableau String Calculations

You can change the dropdown value and only see the related functions to strings.

Tableau String Calculations

Create a Formula

  • If you want to find out the Sales in the Cities, that contain the letter "A", create the formula as shown in the below image.
Tableau String Calculations

How to Use the Calculated Field

To see the created field into a graphical representation, you can drag City field into the Rows shelf and drag the Sales field into the Columns shelf.

The below image shows the Sales values for Cities:

Tableau String Calculations

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