Something nice and simple. In this Tableau quick tip, we are going to walk through a simple technique for Table Pagination in Tableau, in 5 minutes or less.


We will start by loading the following data into Tableau Desktop / Tableau public.

Note: If you have Tableau Desktop, you can use the Sample data source, but if you are using Tableau Public, download and load the following data source.

Calculated Fields

We only need to create the following Parameter and Calculation Fields:

Page Size Parameter

  • Set Name to Page Size
  • Set Data type to Integer
  • Set Current value to 20
  • Set Allowable values to Range
    • Set Minimum to 5
    • Set Maximum to 20
    • Set Step size to 5



Page Number

INT([Index]/[Page Size])+1

With this done, let us start creating our data visualisation.


We will now build our worksheet:

  • Change the Mark Type to Text
  • Drag Order ID onto the Rows Shelf
  • Drag Order Date onto Rows Shelf
    • Right-click on this pill, and select Exact Date and convert to Discrete
  • Drag Customer Name onto Rows Shelf
  • Drag Customer ID onto Rows Shelf
  • Now double click on Sales, Quantity and Profit.

You should now see the following:

A simple table, so now we will add our pagination:

  • Drag Page Number onto the Rows Shelf
    • Right-click on this pill and convert to Discrete
    • Drag this pill onto the Filters Shelf and select 1

You should now have the following:

You control the page size using the parameter and select your page number using the filter. My table looks like the following:

and boom, we are done… I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and as always, you can find this data visualization on Tableau Public at!/vizhome/SimplePagination/SimplePagination


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  1. Just read and finished this tutorial in less than 20 minutes! Thank you as always, Toan :). How can you format the length of those parameter controls? I tried putting them as floating on dashboard but I believe you use some other ways to do it.

  2. Hi Magician thanks for yet another wonderful dashboard, I have an issue my dashboard when change the pagesize

  3. While changing the page number the values are added in the bottom whereas I have mention page size to be 20 so when I change the page number it should show the next 20 values rather than adding in the bottom. Can you please help whats wrong i am doing

  4. Hi Tong, Nice tutorial. Is there way we can apply pagination across multiple sheets with different set of records? Our table format is same across multiple sheets. We invoke a relevant sheet with parameter on the dashboard. Page number attribute should be dynamic and showing navigate to page option (1,2,3 etc) based on set of records according to each sheet

  5. Hello
    i have implemented the same but i dont have metrics in my sheet
    1. i can filter no of pages each page is 500 rows.

    but few pages are showing 800, 700 etc

    the no of rows are not same for each page.
    can you help whats wrong here.


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