Month: September 2021

Workout Wednesday Week 39

2021 Week 39 | Power BI: Assist Your Data Exploration with AI

Introduction It can be challenging getting a new dataset and quickly finding something to focus on and tell a story about. Power BI has built in tools that help you quickly identify data points of interest, and provides visuals that can help tell the story. Have Power BI help you tell the story with your …

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2021 W38 | Tableau: How Can You Quickly Tell the Net Change Between Two Dates? (Community Challenge)

Introduction This week’s challenge is by Will Perkins About Will: Will has been actively involved with the external Tableau Community over the past 3 years. He has spoken at Tableau Fringe Fests, multiple TUGs, and mentored various individuals in one-off questions or more long term instances. At work, he has helped build an internal global …

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2021 Week 37 | Power BI: What-If Parameters

Introduction This week’s Workout Wednesday we will be using “What-If” Parameters to show Top N values based on user selection. What-If Parameters can allow your audience to have more self-service interaction with the dashboard.   For this challenge, we will be visualizing the Top N Movies based on Worldwide sales, as well as leveraging conditional formatting …

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2021 Week 36 | Tableau: When do extracts run during the day?

Introduction This weeks community challenge is by Donna Coles. When I was approached by the #WOW crew to provide a guest challenge, I was a little unsure as to what I could do. I primarily work as a Tableau Server admin, so rarely have a need to build dashboards (which is why I like to do the …

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2021 Week 35 | Power BI: Infographics

Introduction Have you ever wondered what’s in that fancy coffee drink you ordered? Me too! Let’s take a look using an infographic in Power BI. In this week’s Workout Wednesday we will be creating an infographic using the PureViz custom visual. I had loads of fun creating this and cannot wait to see what you …

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2021 Week 35 – How Much Change Has Occurred?

Introduction September 2021 is community month. Every year since 2018 we’ve invited individuals to share challenges with the community. This year we’ll have some amazing challenges from the Tableau and Power BI communities. But before we get there I’ll be sharing the following challenge: We’ll make a modified dot plot comparing sales for the current …

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