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Formulas in Tableau

Level of Detail Expressions

The deeper you go into your data, the harder it becomes to narrow down the fields. In Tableau, it can be difficult to combine different levels of granularity in a single view. Level of Detail (LOD) Expressions solve this problem but do require some practice to master.

Advanced        9 Lessons        120 Minutes        CPD Credits
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About This Course

It can be challenging to analyze your data on a granular level. In this course, you’ll learn about Level of Detail (LOD) Expressions and how they can solve this problem.

Across 9 lessons, you’ll become familiar with the steps involved in using INCLUDE, EXCLUDE and LOD expressions, and with practice you’ll master their use.

By the end of this course, you’ll know how to drill down into your data, and with time and practice these tools will become standard approaches in each of your projects.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the value of LOD expressions
  • Apply include expressions
  • Apply exclude expressions
  • Use fixed expressions
  • Apply table expressions


1. Why Use LOD Expressions?
2. Understanding the Different Types of LOD Expression
3. INCLUDE Expressions
4. EXCLUDE Expressions Part 1
5. EXCLUDE Expressions Part 2
6. FIXED Expressions

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7. Combining Multiple LOD Expressions
8. Table-Scoped LOD Expressions
9. Final Thoughts on LOD Expressions
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