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Design Views and Analyze Data > Advanced Analysis > Parameters
Applies to: Tableau Desktop, Tableau Online, Tableau Server


Parameters are dynamic values that can replace constant values in calculations, filters, and reference lines. For example, you may create a calculated field that returns true if Sales is greater than $500,000 and otherwise return false. You can replace the constant value of “500000” in the formula with a parameter. Then using the parameter control you can dynamically change the threshold in your calculation. Alternatively, you may have a filter to show the top 10 products by profit. You can replace the fixed value “10” in the filter to by a dynamic parameter so you can quickly look at the top 15, 20, and 30 products.

Note: You cannot create parameters or display parameter controls when you edit views on the web. But you can use parameters in calculations, reference lines, and filters.

Create Parameters

Edit Parameters

Use Parameters in Calculations

Use Parameters in Filters

Use Parameters in Reference Lines

Use Parameters to Make Views More Interactive

Parameter Controls

Example – Add a Parameter to a Map View

Example – Swap Measures Using Parameters