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2021 Week 9: Can You Hide A Chart in the Map Layers?

Introduction So, I’m a little late for Mardi Gras – but that didn’t stop me from thinking about King Cake, a New Orleans tradition (with French roots) where a little plastic baby is put inside of a cake that is plastered with green, yellow, and purple frosting with tons of sprinkles. Anyone teeth hurt yet? …

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2020 Week 7 | Tableau : Can you use Dashboard Extensions?

Introduction Features and functionality on using Tableau and Tableau Public are ever growing. I believe we as WOW have never done this particular object before. Did you know that Tableau has an Extension Gallery? But also did you know that some of the extensions work on Tableau Public?  I never thought about using Extensions on …

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2021 Week 6 | Tableau: Can you build a Fancy Text Table?

Introduction This month I’ve decided to focus on something you’ve rarely ever seen from me – a good old fashioned text table.  This challenge should be straightforward for users of all levels. And of course since I try to avoid plain text tables, this one has some fancy formatting thrown in for good measure. There …

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#WOW2021 W05: Can You Predict the Future?

Introduction For this week’s challenge, we wanted to hit two birds with one stone: try out a new feature from the Tableau 2020.4 and celebrate Black History Month with an interesting dataset on Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Predictions, table calculations, and parameter actions…oh my!  Consider this a feature sampler, building on some previous …

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2021 Week 4 | Power BI: Drill Through

Introduction Thanks to everyone who participated in Week 3 of #WorkoutWednesday – Power BI edition. If you are joining this week, you may want to revisit the first couple challenges as this week will continue to build on the data model we created in W01 and the basic KPI report that we built in W02 and W03. This week …

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2021 Week 3 | Tableau : Can you build a Control Chart

Introduction Is it too late now to start the post with Happy New Year?  Well it’s my first Workout of the year so Happy New Year everyone, it’s really great to be back for my third year! After completing the first two workouts from this year (because I suck at Table Calculations), I wanted to …

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2021 Week 3 | Power BI: Report Interactivity

Introduction Thanks to everyone who participated in Week 2 of #WorkoutWednesday – Power BI edition. If you are joining this week, you may want to revisit the first couple challenges as this week will build on the data model that we created in W01 and the basic KPI report that we built in W02. This week we are going to …

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