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5. What are the differences between discrete date and continuous date values? [Select all that Apply]
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You can find the answer by trying to do in Tableau the action described.For ex. if you will drag the Customer ID field (using Superstore dataset), you will notice that a legend is also displayed that shows the color and value of each customer ID.
Hope this makes it clearer.
For question No.5 why this choice is right? Would you mind giving any future explanation?
*Discrete date aggregates data at the selected unit whereas the Continuous date uses individual date values
You can check the solution guide for more explanations – https://learningtableau.com/download/1472/. In the example mentioned there, the data is displayed at a month level first using a discrete date and after that as a continuous date.
In the first example, the data is aggregated at a monthly level without any difference of the year of each month – all sales made in February were summed even if they were made in 2011, 2012, or any other year.
In the second example, you can notice that the continuous date creates an axis that starts from the first individual date (in our example somewhere in November 2011 and ends in November 2015). While it’s presenting the data at a monthly level, it still shows the data differentiated by years.
It’s good explanation of the tricky answers for questions
for question 3, why c is correct?
Dimensions contain numeric, quantitative values whereas Measures can be used to categorize, segment, and reveal the details in the data
It seems to me it should be:
‘Measures’ contain numeric, quantitative values whereas ‘Dimensions’ can be used to categorize, segment, and reveal the details in the data.
Thank you for mentioning this mistake. It should be just A & E – C is incorrect. I made the correction.
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