Workout Wednesday

Week 48: Can you build a Bar Chart that automatically combines small contributions?

How much information have you retained from Tableau Conference 2019?  Are you still watching session videos (like I am?).  This challenge is an homage to the amazing conference from this year. The challenge comes from something I encountered in a recent work situation.  The end-user wanted to be able to automatically group together small contributing …

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#WorkoutWednesday2019 Week 47 – High Level Dashboard with Explain Data

This week I wanted to try and keep things simple. I wanted to show how to build a high level dashboard and use the new feature of explain data to produce another.   Requirements Dashboard Size 1000 x 800 3 Sheets on first dashboard, 2 auto created sheets on the second Sub Category Sales by …

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2019 Week 46: Can you build a dynamic scatter plot with proportional brushing?

This is a special week for Workout Wednesday, as we are running this challenge live from Tableau Conference in Las Vegas! We’ve put together a challenge this week that is simple enough for someone who is just getting started with Tableau, tricky enough for those further along in their Tableau journey, and a great teaching …

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2019 Week 45: What is our daily fulfillment rate by region?

For this week’s challenge I was working on our own internal dashboards trying to show progress to a series of targets and landed on the this week’s challenge! This one combines my favorite chart type: the donut chart with the humble checkmark. – LS Challenge Click image to view on Tableau Public Requirements Format: 800px …

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Week 44: Can you build a Sales Calendar with top 3 highlighting?

This week’s workout comes from a recent conversation I had.  The goal was to figure out the best periods of sales (whether that was best days, best weeks, or best months) and to understand more context around those dates.  Was the increase in sales driven by holidays or other external events, or perhaps it was …

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Week 43: Show me all the casinos within X miles of X casino by metres

We are on the home run for #Data19, so what better way that to map all the casinos around Mandalay Bay? This week we take a few new features and plot them onto a mobile friendly dashboard. Requirements Dashboard Size 350 x 800 Input custom number of miles Create Map showing selected casino and all …

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Week 42: Can you build a comparative line chart with dynamic inputs?

This week’s challenge is taken directly from a situation I recently had on a project.  The goal of the project was to be able to isolate out time periods of a specific length and compare it to the time period directly before it.  So as an example, if it’s October 2019, I want to look …

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2019 Week 41: Which customers are costing us?

Once again, this week comes from a real life challenge. This real-life scenario involves a scatterplot of customers and a long, long table. The first requirement was to keep all the customers in the list, but also highlight those customers. After a round of feedback our stakeholder decided they wanted the selected customers to “surface …

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Week 39: Can you create a BCG growth share matrix with Sales and Orders?

This week’s #WorkoutWednesday idea comes from creating a product portfolio. The customer wanted to see how much a product has grown and what it’s market share was. We are going to recreate the BCG Growth-Share Matrix for our superstore sub categories and manufacturers. “The BCG Growth-Share Matrix is a portfolio planning model developed by Bruce …

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