This week’s workout is what we’ll call an advanced hierarchy, with a pre-build difficulty rating of 4/10. This challenge forces us to take advantage of the set actions feature, while also forcing us to enhance our base data with built in data prep features. After this challenge, you’ll surely feel more comfortable with set actions, and your mind might get flooded with new use cases!
There is a lot of debate about the better way to dashboard in Tableau: Floating or Tiled? I’m of the mindset that there is a place for both, but feel like most lean on floating in the beginning. This video is intended to help you see how a tiled layout can be every bit as flexible as a floated one, and at the same time help you understand vertical and horizontal layout containers in Tableau.
I’m going to need a moment alone for this one. Ever since I stopped making dashboards, and started making analytic applications in Tableau, I’ve wanted to format my parameters individually. Up until Tableau 10.4 (currently in beta), if you added 10 parameters to your dashboard, they would all be controlled by a single formatting rule… let me show you how to break this chain and free up your dashboard designs with individual parameter formatting.