Imagine you are working in Tableau and want to create a worksheet that compares performance this quarter to date to performance last quarter to date. Depending on the visuals you’d like to create, you’ll likely need to create a calculated field for this to work properly.
I’ve seen several examples of people turning their resumes into Tableau dashboards recently and I wanted to try my hand at it and write a blog post about the process.
Imagine you are working with a data set in Tableau that displays minutes and seconds in decimals. For instance, 1.5 would be reflective of 1 minute and 30 seconds…
Imagine you work for a company that sells products but not in every market. Because you don’t sell certain products in given markets, you have null values in your data.
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.