Data

Take control of metadata while developing a visualization by employing these CALCULATED FIELD techniques. They make a workbook self-documenting, improve ease of navigation and enable searching of calculated fields. These methods will provide structure during development as well as documentation for future desktop publishers: Apply Metadata...

However strange it may seem at the surface, converting from a higher-education music instructor to a data geek was fairly seamless. Consider this: For as many years as I was teaching, I was gathering data. Tons of data. This included student attendance, grades, rubrics, advisement,...

Before we can attempt a Marimekko, we need to understand a few of Tableau's lesser used tools. The first of these is the Polygon mark type which can be selected from the dropdown on the marks card. Since the Marimekko is actually made up of lots...

In Part 1 we learned how to use custom SQL to shape our data ready for use later on in polygons. In this part we will use parameters to allow dashboard viewers to exchange dimensions. This methodology can be applied to any chart type which is sliced...

In Part 2 we simulated a Marimekko using stacked bars but since the boundary for each element / polygon of a Marimekko in Tableau is made up from 4 Cartesian Coordinates we are going to use scales of 0 – 100 % for both X and Y...

In Part 3 we created all the calculated fields necessary for our basic Mekko. Because we have preset the DTC (Direction of Table Calculation) for each calculated field we can simply drag them on to the view to create the mekko and be confident that the values...

In Part 4 of the blog we learned how to make a basic Mekko Chart. In this part of the blog we are going to add in some totals, thankfully we can use some of our existing calculations to do this. The first is the...

Alteryx and Tableau are powerful tools that can revolutionize data analytics and data consumption in any organization. Alteryx is a user-friendly ETL platform with a powerful suite of tools, including spatial and predictive analytics. Tableau is the best tool for sharing data in a dynamic visualization....

In the spirit of the season and inspired by Tiffany’s recent blog post (Design Efficiently in Tableau) listed below are three underutilized features of the Tableau 8.x families that will save you some time during design and analysis. Clipboard data source Tableau Status Bar, worksheet summary...

The Problem Many times, it is necessary to display content in Tableau in a verbose manner. For example: displaying comments from a survey or showing lengthy project descriptions or calls to action in an executive dashboard. Connecting Tableau to a database with long string fields or textarea...

In this post, drawing some circular inspiration from the front cover of David McCandless’ Information Is Beautiful, I’m going to take a simple bar chart and wrap it around a circle, for no other reason than to see if it can be done in Tableau. You...

One of the best new features of Tableau 8.1 is SAML integration. SAML is an open source web-based authentication standard that uses XML to authenticate users. In Tableau, SAML can be used as an alternative to trusted tickets, so you will still need to create the...

One of the much anticipated features of Tableau 8.1 is integration with R. Following is a compilation of notes and observations about this integration for those of you beginning to use this new feature. This was done using 8.1 Desktop and R installed on the...

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