How to Create a Dynamic Color Legend in Tableau

If you use a parameter to swap between two worksheets in a Tableau dashboard, you lose the ability to use the worksheets’ default color legends effectively. Check out this video to learn a trick you can use to create a dynamic color legend which always shows an accurate data range despite which worksheet is showing.

Three Practical Ways to Use Tableau Dashboard Extensions

I’ll be honest, when Tableau Dashboard Extensions first released with version 2018.2 earlier in the summer, I took a quick glance and moved on.  I didn’t have time to dig into it. I kept hearing they “allow you to do the impossible” with dashboards and didn’t understand what they actually did. Fast-forward and I’ve had some time to dig. Here are a few practical things Tableau Dashboard Extensions can do.