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2022 – Week 19: Can you format the dashboard?

Introduction This week the challenge focuses on formatting and your ability to use containers. The goal is to create a near pixel perfect copy of the original. Focus on your use of containers along the way. Click to open in Tableau Public Requirements Dashboard Size: 1100px by 850 px 9 sheets About 7 vertical containers …

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#WOW2021 W44: Can You Show the Top and Bottom Profit Performers for the Selected Time Period?

Introduction To round out my beginner #WOW2021 series and as a nod to the most wonderful time of the year (#TC…duh), I wanted to re-imagine a couple of blasts from the Tableau Conference past…so while no points for originality here, my hope is that the principles of these tricks of the trade will help reduce …

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2020 Week 13 Do you want to build a simple Sales dashboard?

Introduction My first WorkoutWednesday challenge for the year! This week let’s create a simple Sales dashboard with some of the key KPI metrics. We will be using the superstore data set showing how the Sales and Profit are performing.    Click to open in Tableau Public Requirements Dashboard Size: 800px by 600 px # of …

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2020 Week 2: Can you build a beautiful and dynamic bar chart?

Introduction Happy New Year!  I’m excited to be back for yet another year of Workout Wednesday.  This year we’ve expanded the team and made a commitment to the community to provide solution videos.  We’ve also got some great collaborations lined up, and a few exciting enhancements to come (custom color palette anyone?)! To get the …

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2019 Week 41: Which customers are costing us?

Once again, this week comes from a real life challenge. This real-life scenario involves a scatterplot of customers and a long, long table. The first requirement was to keep all the customers in the list, but also highlight those customers. After a round of feedback our stakeholder decided they wanted the selected customers to “surface …

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2019 Week 21: Profitability & Sales Dot Plot

One of my favorite chart types is a dot plot/strip plot.  There’s something really special about dots displayed across a single horizontal or vertical axis.  They tend to work really well when you’re showing a lot of data and have the advantage of being able to compare spread and density across different categories within a …

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