Tableau Table Calculations - Difference Between RANK and INDEX. These calculations can include FIRST, LAST, COUNT etc.

Explain Difference between RANK and INDEX ?

RANK and INDEX are part of Table calculations in Tableau.

INDEX mainly deals with physical position of the record, incremental numbers are assigned based on the physical order of the records.

Example:

SUM(SALES) INDEX
10000 1
40000 2
20000 3
30000 4

RANK mainly deals with the value of the record, highest value gets highest rank, lowest gets the lowest rank.

Example:

SUM(SALES) RANK
10000 4
40000 1
20000 3
30000 2

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