How to Plan a Successful Tableau Server Upgrade

How to Plan a Successful Tableau Server Upgrade For Tableau Users, new releases offer exciting features and new possibilities. For Admins, upgrades can often feel like a step into the unknown that brings about many questions: How much downtime will … Read More

MakePoint and MakeLine in Tableau 2019.2

MakePoint and MakeLine Tableau 2019.2 Mapping Feature Preview With Tableau 2019.2 you can take flat files with latitude and longitude (x and y) coordinates and transform those into beautiful maps. But wait, there’s more! You can also create lines between … Read More

Adding Context to KPIs in Tableau

Adding Context to KPIs in Tableau The most common request I have received from clients using Tableau is to define criteria for a metric most commonly displayed as a KPI. These metrics all by themselves can be impactful, but adding … Read More

Tessellation Tips for Dashboard Development

Tessellation Tips for Dashboard Development Here are a few tips from Tessellation’s Tableau team for creating unique and interesting dashboards for your end users. T i t l e s  N e e d   W h i t e s … Read More

Databases, Warehouses, Lake, & Marts

Databases, Warehouses, Lakes, & Marts. Making Sense of your Viz’s data source A dashboard is only as good as the developer’s understanding and application of the data feeding it.  Understanding the granularity, structure, and source of your data is essential … Read More

Set Actions – Geographic Drill Down

Set Actions – Geographic Drill Down In Tableau version 2018.3 Set Actions were released. This feature was not really being clamored for, its release came without much hoopla, and at first people really didn’t know what to do with it….until … Read More

Holistic Tableau Design

Thoughts on holistic design thinking in tableau … Read More

MLS Lineup Lowdown

The MLS Lineup Lowdown was created from data from American Soccer Analysis. Please support their website as they do great things to innovate the sport in the United States via the interwebs.

Analysis by Tessellation consultants Luke Stanke and Spencer Baucke. … Read More

Tips from the team: Data product design

Tips from the Team: Data Product Design Emphasize data, de-emphsize non data elements (Alicia) When I design dashboards I make sure to either de-emphasize or remove any of the non-data elements that are cluttering the dashboard. This can include borders, … Read More

Tutorial: Circular Sankey Diagram

Tutorial: Circular Sankey Diagram in Tableau So you are probably tired of regular old sankey diagrams. What If I told you there is a way to take your Sankey’s to the next level by combining it with something everyone loves: … Read More