Understanding Tableau’s IN Function

Understanding Tableau’s IN Function On 8/12/2020, Tableau released Tableau Desktop version 2020.3 that included some fun new features, including Write to Database in Tableau Prep, Export to Crosstab Button, and the IN function. There are lots of great new features … Read More

Pop Out Side Bars in Tableau

Pop Out Container Side Bars in Tableau This blog will show you how to use containers to create pop-out side bars in your Tableau dashboards. Side bars allow you to display extra information or context around a data point, but … Read More

How to Build a Pivot Table in Tableau

How to Build a Pivot Table in Tableau Microsoft Excel will always hold a special place in my heart. Learning how to automate excel through VBA is what made me interested in coding and eventually lead me to Tableau.  A … Read More

Tableau Sales Funnel Template

Tableau Sales Funnel Template The Template Here’s the TL;DR version: Making a funnel chart takes time. Making a beautiful chart takes even more time. Here’s a template for you to automate everything. And here’s the original data. How to use … Read More

Six Uses for a Transparent Shape in Tableau

Six Uses for Transparent Shapes in Tableau Sometimes you need to include custom shapes for your visualizations. One useful trick in Tableau is including a completely transparent, single-pixel image as a shape on dashboards and worksheets. This shape is extremely … Read More

Five Ways to Communicate Data When the Stakes Are High

Creating clear visualizations when time is scarce. The keys are to move quickly, add context, don’t get fancy, avoid baseless information and get feedback. … Read More

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

In My Opinion: Tableau 2019.1 Release

In My Opinion: Tableau 2019.1 Release With the the release of Tableau 2019.1 the team got together and shared its favorite new functionalities. Here’s what we think: Luke: Ask Data, Export to Powerpoint I’ve been a skeptic of Ask Data … Read More

Logistic Map

Logistic Map When people think of dashboards and data visualizations, they often conjure images of business dashboards; bar charts showing sales, quarterly revenue trends, and so on. Visual storytelling is so much more than that. Data visualizations can be about … Read More

Sample Superstore

Sample Superstore Every installation of Tableau comes preloaded with a data set called Sample Superstore. Virtually everybody that has ever used Tableau has seen and used this data. In our visualization of the Superstore data set, we took a look … Read More