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2021 Week 23 | Tableau: Sales Goal Selection Tool

Introduction This week’s challenge is inspired by a recent situation I encountered.  The dashboard users had two different ways to calculate a goal and wanted the option to change how the calculation works for each category.  Not only that, they wanted to be able to take the mixed calculations and sum them up to get …

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#WOW2021 week 22: Can You Structure the Unstructured?

Introduction Data analyst is supposedly the sexiest job of the 21st century.  Most people think that we spend our time building amazing models, visualizations, or insights all day.  What they don’t know is that you spend nearly most of your time cleaning data.  Some data is nice and refined (aka usable) and other data needs …

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#WOW2021 week 21: How often is Sean listening to his favorite songs?

Introduction I’m really putting myself out there this week. But it’s for a good cause, so here we go! If you aren’t familiar, I love listen to music…who doesn’t though, right? Pretty sure I’m in the majority here. Anywho, being that my second hobby is data visualization, I really like visualizing about music. So anytime …

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2021 Week 20 | Tableau: Can you compare Same Day to a Selected Date?

Introduction I came across an interesting challenge. When comparing data, Tableau automatically compares to the same date on the prior month/year etc. But what if you want to compare to the same DAY. For example, Tuesday 18th May 2021, would compare to Tuesday 19th May 2020 for the previous year, and Tuesday 20th April for …

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2021 Week 19 | Tableau: Regional Sales Readout

Introduction Recently I’ve been spending more time working with Map Layers, so this week is dedicated to reimagining maps using this feature. You’re tasked with recreating a Regional Readout Report where Sales teams can see the performance of various cities within their Region.  They’ll be able to get more information by hovering over a city. …

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2021 Week 18: Can You Performance Tune This Workbook?

Introduction Learning complex techniques and beautiful design is super important to mastering visual analytics.  But, nothing will stop a user from regularly and joyfully using a dashboard than a poor performing one.  It doesn’t matter if it looks like Michaelangelo designed it or it has the cure for some crazy infectious disease – if it …

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2021 Week 16 | Tableau : Can you use Quick LODs to recreate this view?

Introduction With Tableau 2021.1 being released last month, I thought it was time for a challenge. This week we focus in on the new feature of Quick LODs.  Click to open in Tableau Public Requirements Dashboard Size: 800px by 700 px One Sheet Create a dual axis chart which shows the Sub-Category Average Sales by …

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2021 Week 15 | Tableau: Website Analytics

Introduction Lately I’ve been working with Google Analytics data, so I thought I’d pass on a data set to you!  Our data set was created by you the audience – it’s extracted directly from our website analytics. This week’s challenge focuses on a lot of little things coming together – dashboard design, formatting, and reference …

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2021 Week 14 | Tableau: Can You Recommend Profitable Return Customer Bundles?

Introduction Have you ever purchased something on Amazon and they show an extra random list of products in the “Customers that purchased X also purchased…” section and you think to yourself, “How in the world did they come up with that combination (e.g., sponges and Skittles)?”  They likely have high-powered recommender engines doing all of …

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