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Many of us at InterWorks are avid sports fans, as you can see from our various blog posts and the many examples in the Viz Gallery. While these examples tend to focus a lot on football (pro or college) and various other sports, I wanted...

If anyone ever told you it’s not possible to make a dynamic fiscal calendar in Tableau, then you weren’t talking to someone from InterWorks. It may require a few steps, but as is often the case, all we need are a few clever calculations. So, what...

Gun violence has experienced an uptick across America over the past few years, with major incidents increasing five-fold over the past decade.1 In documenting these incidents over time, the Los Angeles Times has put together an informative timeline that dates from 1984 to present. Scrolling through each tragic moment in...

Now that the fundamentals of Tableau Drive have been established with our previous Driver’s Ed articles, let’s talk about the four phases of Drive. These are the broad steps necessary in building an analytical culture within your organization.  If these look similar to traditional phases in project...

It’s 9 a.m., and you’ve just entered the classroom for your Tableau class, whether it’s Fundamentals or Advanced. Or, maybe you’ve just logged into the virtual classroom and are waiting for the rest of the students to show up in the chat window. How much...

Our client needed to provide external users (their customers) with access to their Tableau Server on Amazon Web Services (AWS). When it came time to discuss authentication, Active Directory (AD), while generally a good choice within an enterprise, was quickly ruled out.  They needed an identity/authentication...

We get lots of questions conducting Tableau trainings across the country. Many of them unveil new functionality that Tableau releases that we as trainers come across first when teaching new Tableau users. The below question has many answers, but I wanted to highlight something from Tableau...

I met Jonathan at the Tableau Conference in Las Vegas last year. He has a background that includes science and business. He’s an engaging and talented fellow. The Questions Q: When and how did you start using Tableau? Trajkovic: I started using Tableau four years ago when I was a...

Date Fields are one of the trickiest concepts for Tableau beginners. In this Tableau Training Tips video, I explain what they are as well as how/when to use continuous and discrete fields. Feel free to follow along in Tableau on your desktop to master this concept in...

Even with the best planning, we occasionally end up with less than speedy dashboards. Tableau is great at crunching large amounts of data – but when you are looking at many different slices of millions of records, anything would be slow. There are many ways to improve the...

Fixed LOD Berechnung  Die INCLUDE- wie auch die EXCLUDE-Berechnungen verhalten sich relativ zur Visualisierung, in der sie genutzt werden. Wenn Du mit INCLUDE eine Dimension einschließt, die bereits in der Ansicht vorhanden ist, wird die Berechnung keinen extra Effekt haben. Genauso wird EXCLUDE keinen Effekt haben, wenn...

This is the third article in our Tableau Deep Dive on level of detail. Part 1 reviewed the idea of detail. Part 2 introduced level of detail calculations and examined the Include LOD calculation. Let’s now jump into Exclude. A Use Case For our examples in this article, we’ll...

One of the common problems that clients are seeking to solve is a way to easily compare values from two different periods against each other. They want the ability to compare the same period between two years, a period against an immediately preceding period and...

In the previous article of this Deep Dive on LODs, we talked about Detail in general for Tableau Desktop. In Part 2, we’ll explore the Include level of detail calculation. Start With the Data Before I go into Tableau Desktop, I always think it’s foundationally important to...

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