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In the previous post, we discussed the benefits of supplementing traditional to-date reporting periods with rolling periods. In this post, we will dive into the optimal practices (and not-so-optimal practices) for creating the logic for effective Date Selection calculations in Tableau Desktop. Common Date Functions Before we...

We have all seen this problem in data transformation: names automatically becoming CAPITALISED NAMES or all lowercase names. If we have a list of cities consisting of only one word, it is quite straightforward to capitalise the first one using the following code: UPPER(left([Data],1)) + LOWER(right([data],LEN([data])-1)) However,...

Tableau is committed to helping people see and understand data. This translates into many things: building products with intuitive platforms, making AI available in a no-code/low-code environment and investing in data literacy and governance, just to name a few. Ultimately, it’s about removing barriers between...

And just like that, another month gone! September on the blog saw 13 new posts and 18 contributors, and a lot of this month's focus was on security, convenience and recognition of individual contributions to the data community and beyond. It was a fun month,...

Does any of this feel familiar? Our end users struggle to find the dashboards they’re looking for in my Tableau Server/Online environment. Stakeholders are confused as to which dashboard(s) should be the source of the truth for reporting. Stakeholders aren’t sure what dashboard versions are...

Thinking back, 2013 was an interesting year for many reasons. During the “International Year of Quinoa”, the world welcomed Prince George and Pope Francis. Meanwhile, the culture added words such as “twerk”, “selfie” and “bingeable” to the dictionary. In other, lesser-known news, 2013 was also...

When it comes to data visualization, Tableau is the premier platform for creating and sharing your insights. With new features and versions released consistently, there’s always more to learn and master. But there’s more to delivering the best reporting to end users than simply leveraging...

When I do lead a Tableau Desktop training, the very first thing we do within the tool, is build a simple bar chart. It’s pretty straightforward; Drag a measure onto your Rows shelf, and there it is. As the margin for error is even lower than with placing the...

Another month, another roundup! In August, we published 14 new pieces of content and featured 20 contributors to the blog, including a couple first-time bloggers! Our team shares all kinds of data tidbits and new knowledge, from a mini-series on the emerging power of dbt...

Recently, we hosted a webinar that focused on the anchoring question of, What is data prep and what tools can help me with it? “The goal is to turn data into information and information into insight” – Carly Fiorina, CEO of Hewlett Packard We feel like this...

The year 2020 produced a mass migration of business processes, enterprise software and internal workloads to AWS in a way that was previously unseen. In the world of data, organizations relied on the flexibility of the cloud to run infrastructure, authentication and analytic workloads at...

Welcome back to a 100% definitely nothing bad is going to happen year in professional football! Last year's uncertainty didn’t seem to slow the commitment to Fantasy Football that grips the U.S., and I’ve already heard from many of you eager to draft soon due...

Question: I have a need to determine my Current Opportunity amount and the change from whatever date was listed prior. It could be the previous week or several weeks ago. Any tips for figuring this out? The second requirement is that I need to aggregate...

Tableau recently sent out an email to all customers letting them know that a version of Postgres that’s embedded within their Tableau Server product will no longer be actively maintained as of November 11, 2021. This means that if your Tableau Server is running any...

We made it another month and are excited to present the July roundup! Last month on the blog, we featured 20 different InterWorkers - including TWO new posts from our fearless leader, Behfar - and published 17 new content pieces aimed at empowering and equipping...

Interactive dashboards are where Tableau really comes into its own. As a Creator, you can build something that lets your users explore and answer questions you didn't even think to design for. But while we know that interactive dashboards are valuable, many users will find...

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