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June 27, 2023

Blue vs. Green - What does it mean?

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When I first started using #Tableau, I assumed that blue meant dimensions and green meant measures. They don’t.

Blue means Discrete
Green means Continuous

It took me a couple of years to get my head around this most foundational concept in Tableau.

Dimensions and measures are merely a way that Tableau organizes the data.

And if you only take away one thing from this video, this is it:

  • Blue things GROUP your data
  • Green things COUNT your data
  • Dimensions SPLIT up the view
  • Measures FILL the view
I've spent years teaching people what blue and green mean in Tableau and I keep coming up with new methods. In this video, I’ll explain the entire concept to you.

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