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

Power BI's Sum vs. Sumx

Power BI’s SUM vs SUMX: What’s the Difference, REALLY?

Power BI’s SUM vs SUMX: What is the Difference, REALLY? The difference between the SUM and SUMX functions is a confusing topic for many Power BI developers. Though they are similar, I can assure you there is a big difference, … 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