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## Tableau Deep Dive: LOD – The Fixed Calculation

In Part 4 of our Tableau Deep Dive on level of detail, we’re going to examine the last of the three LOD calculation types – Fixed. Remember: This series is building upon each article, and I highly recommend that you start with Part 1 and go...

## Tableau Training Tips: Date Parts vs. Date Values

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...

## Tableau Deep Dive: LOD – Die FIXED-Funktion

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...

## Tableau Deep Dive: LOD – The Exclude Calculation

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...

## Date Comparisons in Tableau Made Easy

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...

## Tableau Deep Dive: LOD – The Include Calculation

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...

## Storm Chasing in Tableau: How to Create a Weather Map

I’ve been a storm chaser since I was eight years old. My grandfather volunteered for the Perkins Civil Defense, and part of his duty was to sit on a hilltop anytime severe weather came into the area. He let me tag along, and I’ve been...

## Tableau Deep Dive: LOD – Introduction to Detail

Level of detail (LOD) is a feature that was introduced in Tableau Desktop v9. While it offers a great amount of flexibility and control over how you use the data in your visualization, it can be a bit tricky to fully understand. We teach level of...

## Don’t Get Ticketed in NYC: A Parking Violations Data Viz

­According to ParkWhiz, the rates for hourly parking in New York City can range from \$5 all the way up to \$250. Adding to that the potential for getting ticketed while parked makes NYC one of the hardest places for drivers to find parking. To explore...

## Tableau Driver’s Ed: The Drive Team

We’ve covered several aspects in implementing the Tableau Drive methodology into your organization and shepherding in an enterprise-level deployment. It’s now time to outline the necessary roles within the Drive team. So, what is a Drive team? A Drive team includes organizational members that are responsible for...

## What Bernie Sanders Needs to Win the Democratic Nomination

After Hillary Clinton's strong performance on Tuesday, she now has an advantage of over 300 pledged delegates compared to Bernie Sanders. This total is based solely on votes and doesn't include her much larger advantage when super delegates are considered. So, where does this leave us? Just...

## Could a Gasoline Tax Solve Oklahoma’s Education Funding Woes?

If you’ve watched the news lately, you’ve seen that Oklahoma (along with many other states) is in a budget crisis. In Oklahoma, you hear about many programs that are most likely going to have cuts made to funding. Education is one cut being discussed, but...

## PYD03 – Robert Rouse – Tableau Zen Master and InterWorks Analytics Consultant

Tableau Zen Master Robert Rouse joins Tim Costello to talk about our perceptions and the way we view data. Tables in the East? Before you fire that manager, maybe take a second look. Subscribe to Podcast Your Data through iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts or your favorite...

## Why You Should Take Tableau Fundamentals

This article is about why you should take the Tableau Fundamentals course. Yes, you. I know that you’re a self-taught guru that’s been working in the tool every day for nine months. You’re the local data analytics guru in your organization. Who needs the Tableau...

## Inline Notations in Tableau

Tableau Dashboards are great for a lot of things; however, one need I hear often is the ability to add notations to dashboards. You can obviously add notations inside Tableau Desktop, but in an Enterprise level dashboard, there are many issues with this approach. Any user annotating...

## Free The Parameter – Giving Tableau Users Full Control

Tableau is great tool to dive into data. Sometimes it can be difficult to keep your dashboards nice and clean. Especially, when filters and parameter filters are all over your sheets. This blog will show you a way how to hide and show parameters on...

## Quantified Office: Part 3 – Gathering Data with IFTTT

In Part 1 of this series, I shared our Quantified Office Tableau dashboard and explained the idea behind it. In Part 2, I demonstrated how we created a "sunrise chart" in Tableau. By now, you are likely wondering how exactly we gathered the data for our...

## SXSW 2016 Interactive Sessions

Every March, the Tech world descends upon Austin for the South By Southwest Interactive Conference. This year, SXSW is celebrating their 30th anniversary in a very big way with President Obama and the First Lady making an appearance in a pair of keynotes for the Interactive...

## Quantified Office: Part 2 – The Sunrise Chart

In Part 1 of this is series, I explained the general premise behind our Quantified Office dashboard. In this part of the series, I'll explain why we chose a visualization type called the "sunrise chart" and show how we created it. I'm the first to admit that the sunrise chart in our dashboard doesn’t...

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