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2020 Week 33: Is Profit Ratio Influenced by Quantity?

Introduction This year it seems like most of my favorite dashboards are some version of a scatterplot.  I’ve always loved the scatterplot since it is such an elegant way to show two measures at once and perfect for unearthing relationships among measures.  So for this week’s challenge, I thought I’d make one with a slight …

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2020 Week 30: Can you create a drill down using set actions?

Introduction Hey #WOW2020, Emma Whyte here. It’s been a blast being back building a Workout Wednesday! It’s been about 2 years 7 months since my last WOW with Andy Kriebel when we kicked off this project in 2017. It’s been fun, and a little bit stressful, getting back into the mindset of setting a weekly …

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2020 Week 25: Can you add and remove items from a set?

Introduction This week we are looking at using the new set action options available in 2020.2. I had a great introduction to these new features by Bethany Fox from the information lab, where she told the story of what is in and out of your shopping basket. I have took that idea and changes it …

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2020 Week 19: Can you build a dynamic date drilling chart?

Introduction I hope everyone is continuing to stay safe and sane during this time. Our challenge for the week is to work with dates again!  This one comes from a recent experience I had – the idea is pretty simple, you start your process by looking at more aggregated data, then you want to drill …

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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 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 36: Can you build a custom axis with a tracking reference line?

After four amazing challenges from the Tableau Community, we are back in the drivers seat to provide you with this week’s challenge! For your challenge this week, we are focused on interactivity over anything else; This week is simply about getting to know the tool and being creative with your data solutions. So can you …

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2019 Week 14: Can you build a line chart with dynamic highlight and comparison?

Care to join me on an adventure to the dark side?  While it’s true I might not yet have the Sith skills of Curtis when it comes to the dark side, I’ve decided to tip the balance of the force toward the dark this week. The workout this week combines a few concepts inspired by …

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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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