Feb
10
2016

10 Tableau Timesavers- Tips and Tricks

Tableau is an incredibly versatile tool; unlike many other business intelligence tools, Tableau does not constraint users too much, and instead gives them power to exercise their creativity when developing visually rich reporting.This article show you some timesaving tableau tips for building new views, altering the default formats of fields and axis headers, creating new fields, and customizing the content.The 10 tips below are some of my own favorite, given they deal with very common business scenarios.

Feb
7
2016

Unicode/ASCII Characters on Tableau Tooltips

Sometimes we often wanted to enhance Tableau Tables or Tableau Tooltips by adding some Icons or shapes. There are so many ways through which we can improve our Visualization. One simple way of doing this is to use Unicode icon/ASCII Character in Tableau.

Feb
4
2016

How to create Donut Charts in Tableau

Donut chart is a variation of a pie. Like a pie chart, a donut chart shows the relationship of parts to a whole, but a donut chart can contain more than one data series. Each data series that is being plotted in a donut chart, adds a ring to the chart. The first data series is displayed in the centre of the chart.

Jan
24
2016

Addressing and Partitioning in Tableau

Before and After Addressing

Addressing and partitioning are very similar to scope and direction but are most often used to describe how table calculations are computed with absolute reference to certain fields in the view. With addressing and partitioning, you can define which dimensions in the view define the partition (scope) and which dimensions define the addressing (direction).Addressing and partitioning is a slightly confusing theory in Tableau. However, it is very important for a Tableau developer to understand the concept of addressing and partitioning in order to understand how all the calculations are performed in Tableau.

Jan
21
2016

Difference between Heat map and Tree map

There are two very useful charts which help in analyzing data, heat maps and tree maps. Heat maps and tree maps are very insightful visualizations. However, many a times, there is a confusion between the two due to which analysts either use it wrongly or totally avoid using it. This article will help draw a clear line between heat maps and tree maps, thus enabling analysts to create better visualizations.

Jan
16
2016

Tableau Performance through Referential Integrity

Tableau can handle a large amount of data and I’m pretty sure that at one point or another we all have become frustrated at the amount of time it takes the Tableau reports to load. Referential Integrity is one way in which the Tableau processing time can be reduced.