In June, 2018 I wrote a blog post about three things Tableau Prep couldn’t do. One of those was the ability to transpose (unpivot) data. That is no longer the case.
Working with data that isn’t clean can be a pain. One of the most frequent data issues I come across is dealing with duplicated rows of data.
Imagine you have a dashboard that looks almost exactly the way you want. The data looks great, the visuals are just right, but the colors are a little off…
Creating a calendar visual in Tableau can be an effective way of communicating data-based information to your end user. For example, using a calendar in an effective way of seeing that sales are highest on Saturdays for this restaurant.
Occasionally, you’ll come across scenarios in Tableau where you need more than the stock shapes that Tableau provides.
If you’ve ever received an image file and noticed the background isn’t transparent, it’s likely that has caused you a problem.
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I grew up in the Issaquah/Sammamish area of Washington State about 30 (depending on traffic 60) minutes east Seattle. When I was growing up there in the 1990s and 2000s I remember hearing comments from a lot of people that, “this area has the highest amount of high school students per capita anywhere in the state.”
Most programs like Excel, Tableau, Microsoft SQL Server and Alteryx have a built in Date Difference (DATEDIFF) function. This function is great at letting you set a unit of measurement (i.e. year, month, day) and calculate the difference between a start and an end point.
Imagine you are working on the following dashboard:
You’re pleased with where it’s at overall, but you’ve run into a dilemma. The dashboard helps answer the overall question “Where should we invest our marketing dollars?”, but it’s very hard to compare individual states. Maps are great for high-level geographic overviews but poor for comparing individual values.