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

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

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

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

A Tool to Compare Data Stream Variances

A Tool to Compare Variances Across Data Streams As consultants, we regularly have to deal with unique problems. Every industry, company, and internal unit has their own unique data, needs, and questions. Conversely, similar questions arise regardless of who the … Read More