Advanced Tableau – Level of Detail Calculations Overview

This Advanced Tableau course provides next-level training to be able to prep and display data in an efficient way.

In this course, you’ll utilize Tableau to break down and solve the types of business problems that BI analysts and financial analysts typically face. This course will open the hood of Tableau’s SQL processing to give you a deeper understanding of how these calculations work. You’ll also be applying what you learn to 7 different business scenarios, which we hope you’ll publish into a Tableau Public profile to show off your work.

By the end, you’ll have a deeper understanding of Tableau and the confidence to tackle a huge variety of problems.

Advanced Tableau – LOD Calculations Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define level of detail and other critical concepts
  • Identify the grain and level of detail of a data set
  • Troubleshoot common errors
  • Apply fixed, include, and exclude LOD calculations to business scenarios
  • Identify how different LODs are affected by context and dimension filters
  • Compare LOD calculations to table calculations

Who should take this course?

This Tableau course is perfect for professionals who have a solid understanding of data analysis and want to expand their skill set to include Tableau’s world-leading visualizations. This course is designed to equip anyone who desires to begin a career in business analysis—or other roles that require displaying and analyzing data sets—with the advanced skills to create dynamic data-viewing experiences.

Advanced Tableau - LOD Calculations


Level 4

Approx 5.5h to complete

100% online and self-paced

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This Course is Part of the Following Programs

Why stop here? Expand your skills and show your expertise with the professional certifications, specializations, and CPE credits you’re already on your way to earning.

Business Intelligence & Data Analyst (BIDA®) Certification

  • Skills Learned Data visualization, data warehousing and transformation, data modeling and analysis
  • Career Prep Business intelligence analyst, data scientist, data visualization specialist

Business Intelligence Analyst Specialization

  • Skills learned Data Transformation & Automation, Data Visualization, Coding, Data Modeling
  • Career prep Data Analyst, Business Intelligence Specialist, Finance Analyst, Data Scientist

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