Slicers vs. Filters: The Difference and When to Use Them in Power BI

Slicers vs. Filters: The Difference and When to Use Them in Power BI Slicers and filters in Power BI may look like they do the exact same thing, and in many cases, they can accomplish the same task, but understanding … Read More

Marshall Shelton

Where Programming and Creativity Meet: Marshall Shelton’s Journey to Tessellation

Learn how a change of college majors lead Marshall Shelton down a path towards becoming a data analytics consultant at Tessellation. … Read More

Power BI Power Hour: Building Beautiful Business Reports

Live Stream – Power BI Power Hour: Building Beautiful Business Reports

During this webinar, Spencer Baucke will walk you through how to create beautifully designed and highly functional dashboards in Power BI. … Read More

Five Ways to Create a Well-Documented Tableau Dashboard

Five Ways to Create a Well-Documented Tableau Dashboard Ever been asked to update a dashboard you didn’t create? Are you handing off a completed dashboard to a client who will now maintain the dashboard? Ever have a dashboard break months … Read More

How to Calculate Dynamic Point-In-Time Metrics in Tableau

How to Calculate Dynamic Point-In-Time Metrics in Tableau What is a Point-in-Time Metric? Here are several examples: Temperature and weather measurements Pending support tickets Open claims Active devices in IOT data Customer accounts in a specific status Number of employees … Read More

Dashboard Design Best Practices: The Secrets to Good Prototyping

Dashboard Design Best Practices: The Secrets to Good Prototyping This blog is the third in a series on prototyping. In this series, our first post walked you through why prototyping will benefit your development process. Our second post lists out … Read More

How to Use Multiple Collapsible Containers in Tableau

How to Use Multiple Collapsible Containers in Tableau Tableau 2021.2 presented a new feature that allowed for collapsible containers on dashboards. This tutorial shows you how to use multiple collapsible containers on a dashboard. For background, you will be embedding … Read More

Dashboard Design Best Practices-Prototyping

Dashboard Design Best Practices: Why You Should Prototype

Dashboard Design Best Practices: Why You Should Prototype When building dashboards, there’s a large part of the job that happens outside of Tableau. In a previous blog, I talked about the importance of managing user feedback and how I go … Read More

Web Scraping in Power BI

Web Scraping in Power BI Scraping data from a website in Power BI is SO EASY. Let me say it one more time. Grabbing data from a website’s HTML in Power BI is so ridiculously easy it’ll make you mad. … 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