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Tableau: Use Parameter Actions to Swap Metrics

Updated: May 13, 2021


Parameter actions are a powerful tool to swap metrics in Tableau. A parameter action can be added to most sheets within a dashboard or within the sheet itself.








Step 1:

Build a map visual using [State]. Set the view to filled map.





Step 2:

Create one column in an excel spreadsheet with the values “Sales” and “Profit”. Connect to the excel datasource.





Step 3:

Right click your parameter column, and select “Create Parameter”