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2022 Week 27 | Power BI: Navigating Hierarchies

Introduction If you weren’t aware, June was Music Month and Kerry Kolosko gave us a brilliant visualization of Beatles tunes using Charticulator – you can check out the challenge here.  This week we are going to be recreating a recent Tableau challenge from Sean Miller that was featured in Week 11 of this year’s Tableau challenges. …

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2022 Week 26 | Power BI: Polar Plots with Charticulator

Introduction June is Music Month and this week we are getting arty with Charticulator. In our previous Charticulator challenges, we designed with cartesian plots, spiral plots and tried our hand at nested charts. For this challenge we use a Polar Scaffold to visualise songs segments by time/duration.   This challenge presumes some Power Query experience. …

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2022 Week 25 | Power BI: Visualizing Music

Introduction June is still music month, so for this week’s challenge we’re going to visualize music. Sometimes the simple visualizations tell the best stories. That is definitely the case for the “warming stripes” visualization which was used to show the change of global temperature over time. Using this as motivation, what if we created a …

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2022 Week 24 | Scatterplot with custom marker

Introduction For this workout, we are visualizing data in a scatterplot in a bit of a non-traditional manner. This week marks 26 years since Ella Fitzgerald, the “Queen of Jazz”, passed away. So we are visualizing melodies to a few of her songs. My approach is a bit abstract – not quite sheet music but …

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2022 Week 23 | Collab with Preppin Data – Salesforce Opportunities

Introduction Welcome back to Workout Wednesday! This week is our annual collaboration with Preppin’ Data and the Tableau team! This week we’re visualizing Salesforce data – looking at current open opportunities, and trying to distinguish the dollar amount of opportunities due to close this month. This week’s challenge can be done in both Power BI and Tableau, and …

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2022 Week 22 | Can you switch between KPIs?

Introduction Even though May is Tableau Redo month, we took a quick break from the month’s theme last week to check out the amazing new Power BI feature, Field Parameters. The week before last, Kerry Kolosko worked her usual magic to recreate a Tableau dashboard, make sure to check it out here. This week we are …

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2022 Week 21 | Power BI: Field Parameters

Introduction May is Tableau Redo month, so if you haven’t checked out last week’s report by Kerry Kolosko, make sure to check it out here. Most of the challenges this month have been Power BI remakes of previous Tableau Workout Wednesdays, but this week there was a really big release for the newest version of …

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2022 Week 20 | Power BI: Pie Matrix Tableau Redo

Introduction May is Tableau Redo month and this week we will be recreating Tableau #WoW2019 Week 45 by Luke Stanke.   Requirements Filter the data up until November 6th, 2021. Create a matrix showing region and last 7 days (up to November 6th, 2021). Create SVG Measures to build a doughnut chart that shows the …

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2022 Week 19 | Power BI: Oh Rats! Tableau Recreation

Introduction A few week’s ago, Sean Miller created an incredibly slick dashboard showing Rat Sightings in New York since 2010 for week 16 of Tableau’s Workout Wednesday (Challenge Link).  The challenge used Hexbins to combine multiple map points into shapes of the same size to show density more clearly within a map.  This week, we’re …

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2022 Week 18 | Power BI: Remake this Tableau budget burndown chart

Introduction For the month of May, we are remaking Tableau visualizations with Power BI. Although the visuals made by the two tools may be similar, the calculations and formatting options are a bit different. This makes some things easier in one tool compared to the other. If you use both Power BI and Tableau, feel …

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