May
6
2016

How to overlap Symbol Map on top of Filled Map in Tableau

In Tableau, filled maps can be used to visually represent one measure and a symbol map can be used to visually represent, upto 2 measures. Combining both a filled map and a symbol map in a single view can help in representing 3 measures and provides more insights into the available data.

Apr
24
2016

Isolating US MAP into Individual Geographic States

Tableau is designed to make the most of geographical data, so you can get to the “where” as well as the “why.” With built-in Tableau integration, using maps couldn't be easier! Occasionally, however, we want to get creative and display more information within the map. Now, this is obviously just for visual flavor, as the end user would see in multiple other areas the selected metric, but the technique is a nifty trick with many different applications.

Apr
13
2016

10 Reasons to Join the Tableau 10 Beta

Spring is in the air. You know what else is in the air? The sweet smell of the Tableau 10 beta.Tableau 10 beta is now available. Tableau 10 includes a brand new look and feel, and a host of new features to help you prep, analyze, and share your insights even faster.

Apr
8
2016

Square Tile grid map in Tableau

These days Choropleth has gained popularity — specially tile grid map. In this article, we are going to create a square Choropleth map which has become very popular nowadays. These are maps, where areas are shaded according to a prearranged key, each shading or color type representing a range of values. In this version, the map areas are reduced to a uniform size and shape (typically a square) and the tiles are arranged to roughly approximate their real-world geographic locations. Don’t you think, this is a great idea as it allows for a smaller national map that still preserves the overall location & region and maximizes overall information?

Mar
21
2016

Radial Bar Charts in Tableau

Radial bar chart is a variation of a pie. Like a pie chart, a radial bar chart shows the relationship of parts to a whole, but a radial bar chart can contain sub categories for each part of the whole. Each category in the data series that is being plotted in a radial bar chart, gets a different color and all the subcategories are given the same color.

Mar
3
2016

How to add a multiple chart types in one worksheet

Are you interested in understanding how to show multiple chart types in one Tableau worksheet? I somehow feel that having a capability of changing the chart types would actually help business user more to talk something that is not necessarily available in one way. Sometimes, Business users want to see data in different forms and have the ability to change the chart type without having to rebuild it which will save lot of time.

Feb
27
2016

Interpretations of Histogram in Tableau

This article explains the concept of Histogram and its use which will help us to analyze extremely large datasets by reducing them to a single graph that can show primary peaks in data as well as give a visual representation of the statistical significance of those peaks.Histograms provide insight in the number of values contained within a specific range of values.When you are unsure what to do with a large set of measurements presented in a table, you can use a Histogram to organize and display the data in a more user friendly format.