Category: Tips & Tutorials

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!
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Strategies to use when dealing with a stakeholder who just wants to see “the number”. How can you build a functional, scalable solution in Tableau, while also providing some extra context and detail that your customer may not have asked for?

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This week’s workout is what we’ll call an advanced crosstab. This video will guide you non-standard ways to build a text table, and might just spark an idea or two for a workplace dashboard.
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This week’s workout is more or less a formatting challenge. If you are looking for some new ways to format Tableau axis labels, native vertical formatting for example, then this might be the walkthrough for you.
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This week’s workout has us using Tableau for one of its greatest strengths, data discovery. Watch this video if you want to learn more about dynamic layouts, measures, and dimensions… all using my favorite Tableau feature: parameters.

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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.

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This week’s workout has us reproducing a visualization from Propublica. Watch me stumble through a partial solution, ultimately missing portions of the requirements. Hopefully this video helps you push through some of the more difficult parts of the challenge.

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This episode focuses on getting data from the Tableau Public API with Alteryx and visualizing the results in Tableau. We will be looking at workbook statistics for all entries into the second Iron Viz feeder of 2018.

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It’s Iron Viz season again, and for round two of the 2018 season, we are working with a health and wellness theme. This topic could be taken a variety of directions, and I for one am excited to see what the community does with it!
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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.

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