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Calculated fields are awesome. They can be used to discover incredible insights in your data by using fields from your original data source. But there is one limitation to calculated fields: using Tableau’s generated latitude and longitude measures. The data is right there at your...

Question: I’m trying to remove the decimal from my report, but I’m getting unexpected results. With FLOOR or ROUND on my calculation, I still have a decimal. How can I remove it without formatting in the format menu all the time? Questions like this happen to...

November is known as a month of giving thanks, and we are certainly grateful for the solid content published on the blog this last month! With 26 posts and over 20 contributors, we've got a lot to be thankful for, including some great pieces that...

If you have ever been in one of my Tableau training courses, you have probably heard me refer to Tableau’s format pane as “the Bermuda Triangle of Tableau” because it can be easy to get lost. What is great about the format pane is that...

Question: I know I’m doing something wrong. When building views, my alias in one view overwrites my alias in another. I know I’m missing something here. Can you fill in what I’m missing? When building reports, sometimes you need a different header name. Right-clicking the header...

Before we look at data preparation using Excel and Tableau Prep, we need to ask a question. It’s always a healthy discipline to ask questions first and use technology to answer them second. Take a look at the question, look away from the screen then take...

This week’s Makeover Monday project focused on how expensive it is to own a home in major cities across the United States. The original article presented the data as the number of hours of work it takes to pay the median monthly mortgage payment. You...

You’ve been tasked with installing Portals for Tableau, and your IT prefers using AWS CloudFormations. The bad news is that this is all new to you, so you’re not sure how to proceed. The good news is that InterWorks has a CloudFormation template you can...

What a week at Tableau Conference! I had a great time catching up with some former students, and for all of us, one of the biggest highlights was the fabulous Devs on Stage keynote. For those unfamiliar, this session is where some of the Tableau...

“Hey, there are some leftover sandwiches from today’s TUG in the kitchen if anyone wants some.” “Well, I was planning on being at that meeting, but I got pulled in to help with the TUG on Thursday.” “Hey, Andrea, I think it’d be a great opportunity for...

Tableau Conference is known for a lot of things, not the least of which are the fantastic sessions from Tableau customers and partners. This year featured some of our favorite sessions to date, including a delve into people insights at AbbVie as well as a...

A week on from the excitement of the 2018 Tableau Conference, I thought it would be good to add to the ever-growing number of blog posts looking back on a week of data, excitement and Tableau. Getting Started Before heading out, I spent a bit of time...

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