Tableau: Measures vs. Dimensions

Chris Nguyen
Jun 15, 2020 · 3 min read
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*Note: Although Tableau will be used as the main backdrop for this article, measures and dimensions exist in many other data visualization tools, such as Looker or Google Data Studio.

In Tableau, there exists the concept of measures and dimensions to classify fields you can use. However, it’s easy to get the two confused when working with them. You are able to switch some fields from measure to dimension or…