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Use SPCL_Sample-Superstore-Subset Excel File and using Orders sheets, Get the product sub category wise running totals for all the years and find the bottom 3rd product sub category in terms of sales
It is a very basic KPIs for sales people to monitor such products or product sub categories which are not performing well over a period of time. This question finds a very meaningful insight from the available data to find a product sub category based on its performance across all years. Technique used in this question is Quick Table Calculations which facilitates us to find the running total for a measure across year as dimension. Since this question analyzes the all available data so no filter will be used for such questions.
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In order to learn how running total works in Quick Table calculations, you can continue your learning journey and can read the following article from Tableau knowledge base.
Open Tableau Desktop, Go to File menu navigation as shown below
It will open a new blank workbook like following
Click on Connect to data
From following screen click the Excel data source option.
It will ask the location for the data source available on the system, select the correct data source file and load it, Once you select the excel data source file from your local PC, it will be loaded in the Tableau and will look like as following
Select Orders Sheet and drop in the data pane
Its data will be visible and will look like this
Click on the sheet icon to create a new sheet as shown below
New Sheet will open like this
Click the Order Date and drag it to columns shelf
Sheet will look like this
Select the sales measure and put it on the Text as shown below
It will show the sales across years
Now select Product Sub Category and drag it to Rows Shelf
Now the sheet is showing the sales across product sub category across all available years
Now select the quick table calculation ‘Running Total’ as shown below
Data looks like this
Click on the descending button to sort the data in descending order
After this, all data looks in descending order as show below
It is the default property of Quick Table Calculations that it computes data ‘Table Across’ by default.Since in this question, this is our intension to compute values across Rows so we shall keep the same compute level
If we notice from screen shot below, it is now giving us the performance of each product sub category across years by adding previous value in current year value (which is the basic concept of running totals).
Quickly we are able to identify the bottom third product is Scissors, Rulers and Trimmers which is the desired result as shown below
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