Tuesday, June 13, 2023

What does "Bin" mean in Tableau, and how can I create a bin in simple steps?

 In Tableau, a "bin" refers to a data manipulation technique used to group continuous numeric data into discrete ranges or bins. This is particularly useful when you want to analyze data in a more aggregated or categorical manner.

To create a bin in Tableau, you can follow these steps:

  1. Connect to your data source and open a new or existing worksheet in Tableau.
  2. Drag the field you want to bin from the "Data" pane onto the "Rows" or "Columns" shelf.
  3. Right-click on the field and select "Create" followed by "Bins" from the context menu.
  4. In the "Create Bins" dialog box, specify the bin size (the range of values each bin should contain) or choose the "Custom" option to manually define bin ranges.
  5. Adjust the bin size or ranges as desired, and provide a suitable name for the bin field.
  6. Click the "OK" button to create the bin field.
  7. Tableau will automatically generate a new field representing the bins, which you can find in the "Dimensions" or "Measures" pane.
    BIN in Tableau

Once the bin is created, you can use it in various ways, such as grouping data, creating visualizations, or applying calculations. For example, you can drag the bin field onto the visualization canvas to display the data as a histogram or use it for further analysis by combining it with other fields in Tableau.

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