Adding a highlight action can be a really nice way to help your end user recognize relationships between data on separate worksheets. However, sometimes the highlight feature doesn’t appear to work properly. Let’s look at an example.
If you’re ever refreshed an updated Excel file in Tableau and noticed that your data didn’t change, this write-up is for you. The main issue is that when you save your Tableau Workbook as a .twbx packaged workbook file, it will often package the Excel file in a temporary file structure so that it can be easily shipped along with the workbook when shared.
Not only is Tableau a great data analysis tool, it’s also really useful for data discovery. One of the helpful ways you can use Tableau is to uncover inconsistencies and holes in your data structure. I do this by finding out what data unexpectedly has null values.