Victoria's Notes

Using the Describe Worksheet Feature in Tableau

Say you've inherited a Tableau workbook filled with all kinds of dimensions, filters, calculations, and parameters. How do you figure out what all these pieces are doing and how they fit together?

Previously I would look at each piece on by one, pull them apart, and make changes to see what they do. A haphazard and time-consuming approach, but I didn't know any other way. Until now.

Tableau has a feature called Describe Worksheet that tells you exactly what the worksheet is doing and how it's put together. To use it: