Workout Wednesday

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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2021 Week 35 – How Much Change Has Occurred?

Introduction September 2021 is community month. Every year since 2018 we’ve invited individuals to share challenges with the community. This year we’ll have some amazing challenges from the Tableau and Power BI communities. But before we get there I’ll be sharing the following challenge: We’ll make a modified dot plot comparing sales for the current …

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2021 Week 34: How Many Consecutive Starts?

Introduction Today I’m excited to share a challenge in collaboration with Dr. Eric Eager at PFF. PFF analyzes data about professional football (in this case the American version). In this game, there are many players, but the most critical player supports a role called the Quarterback. In this challenge you’ll count the number of consecutive …

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Workout Wednesday Power BI Week 34 2021

2021 Week 34 | Power BI: Building a Network Diagram

Introduction This week’s Workout Wednesday we will be creating a network diagram in Power BI.  Network diagrams are useful to explore relational datasets and are often used to visualize such things as project interdependencies, and social networks.  For this challenge we will be visualizing the interconnections of actors/characters of the Love Actually movie by number …

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Power BI Magic Tables

2021 Week 33 | Power BI: Create Magic Tables

Introduction Tables, tables, tables…Love them, or hate them, we, Power BI developers, can’t live without them. Our users too. However, who says that we must provide our users with “normal”, old-fashioned tables? This week, with little creativity and magic, we will push table visual experience to a whole new level! The report below shows data about …

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2021 Week 33 | Tableau: Can you create a moving average chart with a focus on selected subcategories?

Introduction After the results of the community survey, the top ranked feature was Table Calculations, so guess what? Let’s do some Table Calculations! Click to open in Tableau Public Requirements Dashboard 600 x 600 ONE SHEET Table Calcs ONLY! Create a parameter controlled moving average by month for sales. Create a way to multi-select subcategories …

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2021 Week 32 | Power BI: Toggling Views with Bookmarks

Introduction This week we are going to be exploring how to use Bookmarks to toggle between different views in a report. There are a number of things you can do with Bookmarks, but in this week’s example we are going to use them to toggle between chart views and then as a Reset Filters button. …

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