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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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Workout Wednesday Power BI Week 23 2021 Nobel Prize

2021 Week 23 | Power BI: Can You Build a Cumulative Line Chart?

Introduction Continuing with the Nobel Prize data that Meagan began exploring last week, this week extends to consider aspects of individual Nobel laureates. The main visual is a cumulative line chart, but you’ll also provide detail on laureates with a report page tooltip. While additional JSON expansion and transformation was required from the original dataset, …

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2021 Week 22 | Power BI: Create Your Own Timeline from JSON Data

Introduction Workout Wednesdays for Power BI is now in our sixth month! Thanks so much for joining us. For the month of June, we will have independent exercises that all use the same data source but focus on different aspects of the data and of Power BI. Our dataset for the month comes from Nobelprize.org. …

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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 21 | Power BI: Time Intelligence

Introduction The Power BI Workout Wednesday team has decided that May is made for DAX! Each challenge this month will require some DAX in the solution. For this week’s solution we are going to practice DAX time intelligence functions, looking at the housing market in the US state of Connecticut. Time intelligence functions allow you to …

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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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