How to use parameters in custom sql in tableau?

How to use parameters  in custom sql in tableau

How to use parameters  in custom sql in tableau?

Use parameters in a custom SQL query
You can use parameters in a custom SQL query statement to replace a constant value with a dynamic value. You can then update the parameter in the workbook to modify the connection. For example, you may connect to a custom SQL query that provides web traffic data for a particular page that is specified by a pageID. Instead of using a constant value for the pageID value in the SQL query, you can insert a parameter. Then after finishing the connection, you can show a parameter control in the workbook. Use the parameter control to switch out the pageID and pull in data for each page of interest without having to edit or duplicate the connection.

You can create a parameter directly from the Custom SQL dialog box or use any parameters that are part of the workbook. If you create a new parameter, it becomes available for use in the workbook just like any other parameter. See Create Parameters to learn more.

To add a parameter to a custom SQL query

On the data source page, in the canvas, hover over the table until the edit icon displays, and then click the edit button.

At the bottom of the dialog box, click Insert Parameter.

Select a constant value in the SQL statement and then, from the Insert Parameter drop-down menu select the parameter you want to use instead. If you have not created a parameter yet, select Create a new parameter. Follow the instructions in Create Parametersto create a parameter.

Note: Parameters can only replace literal values. They cannot replace expressions or identifiers such as table names.

In the example below, the custom SQL query returns all orders that are marked as Urgent priority. In the custom SQL statement, the order priority is the constant value. If you want to change the connection to see the High priority orders, you would have to edit the data source.

How to use parameters  in custom sql in tableau

Instead of creating and maintaining many variations of the same query, you can replace the constant order priority value with a parameter. The parameter should contain all of the possible values for Order Priority.

How to use parameters  in custom sql in tableau

After you create a parameter, you can insert it into the SQL statement to replace the constant value.

How to use parameters  in custom sql in tableau

After you finish editing the connection, the new parameter is listed in the Parameters area at the bottom of the Data pane and the parameter control displays on the right side of the view. As you select different values, the connection updates.

How to use parameters  in custom sql in tableau

Note: If you are using an extract, you must refresh the extract in order to reflect changes to the parameter. Publishing a data source that uses Custom SQL parameters includes the parameters. The parameters are transferred to any workbooks that connect to the data source.

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