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Can You Create a Reference Line for Each Dimension?

Introduction Happy TCish 2020!  I can’t believe we’re already on week 41 of 2020 and in the midst of Tableau Conference.  I don’t think any of the WOW team could have imagined that we would all be virtual and truly missing the company of the amazing Tableau community. For this week, I wanted to do …

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2020 Week 13 Do you want to build a simple Sales dashboard?

Introduction My first WorkoutWednesday challenge for the year! This week let’s create a simple Sales dashboard with some of the key KPI metrics. We will be using the superstore data set showing how the Sales and Profit are performing.    Click to open in Tableau Public Requirements Dashboard Size: 800px by 600 px # of …

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2020 Week 2: Can you build a beautiful and dynamic bar chart?

Introduction Happy New Year!  I’m excited to be back for yet another year of Workout Wednesday.  This year we’ve expanded the team and made a commitment to the community to provide solution videos.  We’ve also got some great collaborations lined up, and a few exciting enhancements to come (custom color palette anyone?)! To get the …

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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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2019 Week 21: Profitability & Sales Dot Plot

One of my favorite chart types is a dot plot/strip plot.  There’s something really special about dots displayed across a single horizontal or vertical axis.  They tend to work really well when you’re showing a lot of data and have the advantage of being able to compare spread and density across different categories within a …

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2019 Week 8: What percentage of products make up 80% of sales?

For this week’s workout, we look at one of my favorite chart types, the pareto. I love the pareto chart as a data exploration resource, and also as a powerful analytic resource. If you aren’t familiar with the pareto, the purpose is to see what % of x, makes up what % of y, with …

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