Workout Wednesday

2021 Week 42 | Power BI: Icon Map

Introduction Welcome to week 3 of mapping month! The Workout Wednesday Power BI team is focusing on maps and geospatial data in Power BI. There are several different maps available in Power BI as default and custom (AppSource) visuals.  Last week we explored how to implement custom maps from Mapbox into Power BI. This week we …

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#WOW2021 W42 | Tableau | Can you use set actions to create a reference date range?

Introduction This week I team up with Erica Hughes to create this fabulous challenge. I had an idea in my head to recreate something similar to the Brush Filter challenge by Sean. In my mind I did it with Parameter Actions, however when speaking to Erica she showed me the Set Actions Version. So that’s …

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2021 Week 41 | Power BI: Mapbox Maps

Introduction We have declared October to be mapping month! This month, we will focus on maps and geospatial data. There are several different maps available in Power BI as default and custom (AppSource) visuals. This week we are going to give you a fairly simple challenge that will show you some features of Power BI …

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2021 Week 40 | Power BI: Geocoding and Maps

Introduction We have declared October to be mapping month! This month, we will focus on maps and geospatial data. There are several different maps available in Power BI as default and custom (AppSource) visuals. This week we are going to start off simple and use the Map visual to make a bubble map.  When visualizing …

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2021 W40 | Tableau: Can You Make Stacked Bar Charts Easier to Compare?

Introduction I have a confession to make…I like stacked bar charts. Someone once referred to them as rectangular pie charts, which stung a little bit – so I’ve kept my affinity quiet. Stacked bar charts get a bad rap because it can be hard to compare the different components – in fact the only one …

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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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