Tableau Tips Tag

In the first post of this series, we reviewed how you can calculate compound annual growth rates in Tableau. This week, we’ll look at time series data using Bollinger Bands. A technical stock analyst named John Bollinger developed the technique and trademarked the name. Bollinger bands simply...

This article is updated with the new icons from Tableau 10 and expanded for additional file types. Previous article for Tableau 9 here. Acronyms, acronyms, acronyms – They dominate the internet, social media, everything. IMHO, probably too much. And, yes, Tableau is no different. It’s all...

Every decade, I spend a few weeks planning the next 10 years. This thinking normally encompasses career and investment goals. This time, I decided to expand my time horizon. I’m 57 years old, so I wanted to start thinking about what my personal financial situation looks...

One of my favorite viz types in the history of the whole wide world of Tableau is the bullet chart. I’m not sure I’ve ever produced a workbook that didn’t make use of this awesome “progress to goal” option because it’s simple, easy-to-understand and visually...

Do you ever want to: Add text directly to your chart that is not a label, header or title? Label only specific points, ensure mark labels do not overlap or have different mark labels provide different information? Guide your user on how to interpret your visualization with commentary,...

article.post img { max-width: 760px; } Sometimes Tableau puts mark labels exactly where we want ‘em… But sometimes the default positioning of mark labels leaves class participants asking: “Can I pick where my mark labels go?” The answer is yes! You have two options for adjusting positioning for your mark...

Today, I got a really interesting request to create a Venn diagram in Tableau that showed the overlap in customer segments. I had seen the 3 Way Venn done by Rob Austin here at InterWorks; however, I needed something that allowed me to select the intersections...

At the start of this Deep Dive series, I stated that there were four standard use cases for parameters: filters, bins, reference lines and calculated fields. What about other areas, such as table calculations? Why can’t we use parameters there? The answer is: You can! You just...

In the next article of our Deep Dive on Parameters, we will examine reference lines. Remember, there are a lot of ways to add reference lines to your view: the Analysis drop-down menu, the Analytics pane or right-clicking on the measures axis. Also, reference line...

In the next article of our Deep Dive on parameters, we’ll explore how we can use parameters to allow our report users to choose the size of their bins within a histogram. Histogram Review We talked about the histogram in our Tableau Essentials series here. It’s a...

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