What is Tableau Pivot?

The Pivot feature in Tableau allows us to switch the rows with columns in a table.

For instance, let’s imagine a scenario where we have five interview candidates and we ask 10 questions from each one of them.

Now, when we create a normal table to store this data, we will have to create 10 columns for each candidate. This will make our table oddly big.

To prevent this, we can pivot the fields in the table and we have a single measure column that will store the score value for each question corresponding to each candidate instead of having ten columns of candidate score.

This is how pivoting works in Tableau as it is commonly used in cases where we want to make the data analysis and visualization easy.