parameter actions

#WOW2022 Week 31: Let’s build a KPI dashboard

Introduction Who doesn’t love a good KPI dashbaord? This one is fairly simple and straightforward. Let’s look at four simple metrics and see how each subcategory ranks within a selected metric. With this challenge – MIND THE NUMBER FORMATTING 🙂 Click to open in Tableau Public Requirements Dashboard Size: 700 x 350 2 sheets Display …

#WOW2022 Week 31: Let’s build a KPI dashboard Read More

#WOW2022 | Week 08 | Let’s switch those measures!

Introduction There has been an overwhelming response from the last couple of weeks series so I thought, let’s continue. How many times have you gone into a meeting with a finished dashboard and someone’s asked “Can you just…”. Well here is my “Can you just…”!! I want you to be able to switch what measures …

#WOW2022 | Week 08 | Let’s switch those measures! Read More

#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 …

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

2021 W40 | Tableau: Can You Make Stacked Bar Charts Easier to Compare?

Introduction I have a confession to make…I like stacked bar charts. Someone once referred to them as rectangular pie charts, which stung a little bit – so I’ve kept my affinity quiet. Stacked bar charts get a bad rap because it can be hard to compare the different components – in fact the only one …

2021 W40 | Tableau: Can You Make Stacked Bar Charts Easier to Compare? Read More

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 …

2021 W38 | Tableau: How Can You Quickly Tell the Net Change Between Two Dates? (Community Challenge) Read More

2021 Week 27: Can you find the top and bottom performers?

Introduction Like a fine pinot grigio, I really enjoy a good box-and-whisker plot. There is so much good stat stuff in one place like the min/max, median, top/bottom performers, and outliers in the data set.  I have found, however, that they are rarely used and some business end users find them hard to read.    …

2021 Week 27: Can you find the top and bottom performers? Read More

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 …

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

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? …

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

Scroll to Top