The Pages shelf lets you break a view into a series of pages so you can better analyze how a specific field affects the rest of the data in a view. When you place a dimension on the Pages shelf you are adding a new row for each member in the dimension. When you place a measure on the Pages shelf, Tableau automatically converts the measure into a discrete measure.
The Pages shelf creates a set of pages, with a different view on each page. Each view is based on a member of the field you placed on the Pages shelf. You can easily flip through the views and compare them on a common axis, using the controls that get added to the view when you move a field to the Pages shelf. For example, the view below shows the Profit vs. Sales by Region for each day throughout the month. The image below shows days 1, 2, and 3. You would have to scroll down to see other days in the month.
To make this view more user-friendly, move DAY(Order Date) to the Pages shelf and use the associated control to flip through the pages (one for each day). You can quickly discover hidden insights. In this example, it is interesting that the 19th is an especially big day in terms of sales and profit in the Western region.
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Use this control to navigate through the pages. There are three ways to navigate through the pages in a view:
Jump to a specific page
Manually advance through the pages
Automatically advance through pages
Jump to a specific pageSelect the member or value you want to view from the drop-down list to display a specific page.
Manually Advance through the pagesYou can manually advance through the sequence of pages by doing any of the following:
Use the forward and back buttons
on either side of the drop-down list to navigate through the pages
one at a time.
Use the Page Slider to quickly scroll forward and backward
in the sequence of pages.
Use any of the following keyboard shortcuts to scroll forward and backward
in the sequence of pages.
F4 Starts and stops forward playback SHIFT + F4 Starts and stops backward playback CTRL + . Skip forward one page CTRL + , Skip backward one page
Automatically Advance through the pagesUse the playback controls to watch a slide show of the pages in the view. You can play forward or backward, and stop the playback at any time. You can control the speed of playback with the speed controls in the bottom right corner of the control. The smallest bar indicates the slowest playback speed.
Page HistoryShow page history using the Show History checkbox. With page history, marks from previous pages are shown on the current page. Open the drop-down control for history to specify what marks to show and when to show them.
The history drop-down control has the following options:
Marks to show history for – select whether
you want to show history for just selected marks, highlighted marks,
marks that you’ve manually selected to show history for, or all
marks. To manually show history for marks, right-click the
mark in the view and select an option on the Page History menu.
Length – select the number of pages to show in the history.
Show – specify whether to show the historical marks, a line
tracing through the previous values (trails), or both.
Marks – format the historical marks including the color and
how much to fade them if the color is set to automatic, the marks
will either use the default mark color or the color encoding on
the Color shelf.
Trails – format the lines that are drawn through the historical
marks. This option is only available if Trails is selected in the