You might want to sort customers by alphabetical order, or sort a product line from lowest sales to highest sales. Both of these sorts are “computed sorts” because they use programmatic rules that you define to sort the field.
- About Computed Sorting
- How to Sort Data (Computed Sorts)
- Example – Sorting a Text Table
- Example – Sorting a Hierarchy
About Computed SortingSorting dimensions in a computed manner follows these rules:
You can sort any discrete field after it has been placed
on a shelf (except the Filters shelf).
Each dimension that appears on a worksheet can be sorted
independently of any other dimension.
The shelf location of the dimension determines the component
of the data view that’s sorted. For example, if the dimension resides
on the Columns shelf, the columns of the data view are sorted for
that field. If the dimension resides on the Color shelf,
the color encodings are sorted.
Sorts are computed based on the values of the filters and
sets in the view. Refer to Groups for more information.
Sorted fields are identified by a sort icon on the right side of the field.