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Would you like to use more than one view on a dashboard to filter data on a separate worksheet? There’s a solution for that which also prevents Tableau from automatically switching displays when selecting data on a dashboard view. Once you have created the worksheets you...

In my recent blog post, “Using Comments in Tableau,” I described how to create a comment that would display as a tooltip when you hover over a dimension or measure. There is actually another kind of comment that I think is equally useful - the...

I can’t help but analyze every part of my life. At this point, it’s deeply ingrained into my psyche. I even jumped on the latest fitness tracking craze to measure my activity level. For those that want to know, I use a Jawbone Up. This is largely...

There’s something you can do to make your data easier to work with in Tableau, and I bet you’re not doing it. I love sharing this tip when I teach Tableau. Right-click on any dimension or measure in the Data pane and choose Default Properties...

Want to improve your efficiency in Tableau? One of the best pro-tips you can learn is how to properly utilize mouse functions in the tool. I know, I know … your first response was probably: “Really? We are going to discuss how to use a mouse?”...

If you enjoy monitoring your Tableau Server cluster by constantly refreshing the admin view (image below), this might be for you. Whether it’s the repetitive clicking or the severe lack of sleep that’s got you down, this tip might give you a much-needed break. So,...

Some of you may have come upon this problem: You can’t see where the states or their boundaries are.  Why is that you may ask? Tableau overlays what are called “Map Layers.” These layers allow you to overlay names, state boundaries, zip code boundaries and much more....

What do you do when a request can’t be solved by traditional reporting tools, and adding new tables or views to your database can take weeks?  Situation  A new manager joins the group. While you’re presenting your workbook, she wants to see things a little differently. Instead...

A major vulnerability was recently patched in OpenSSL. Tableau Server 8.1.5 currently uses a vulnerable version OpenSSL. The patched version of OpenSSL is 1.0.1g. Here's a quick guide on how you can perform an in-place upgrade of OpenSSL to close the security hole. Please do...

Setting Up the Problem In a study called "Multidimensional Segmentation at Work," IBM asked marketing departments in various industries to rank their most difficult marketing challenges. Of the top four challenges, two were “identifying when a customer has migrated between segments” and “finding ‘real’ customers that...

Tableau is great at mapping, but sometimes labels don’t show up where you want them. Labels on marks that are too close to each other are hidden by default to prevent overlapping text. That’s a good thing. When you have several in a small area...

Why would you need to use URL parameters in Tableau Server? Below is an example of a list of order dates.Thanks to Tableau's massive amount of built in date functions we can do just about anything with them but what if we want to find...

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