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Geometric Art Experiment in Tableau

Geometric Art Experiment in Tableau

Last week, we had a chance to build engaging and creative dashboards for a reputable charity organization. Inspired by the Flerlage Twins, I had a geometric art experiment and used their simple bubble chart method to build a "Movember image" in tableau with 3500...

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How can Australia improve our Prosperity Index Rank

How can Australia improve our Prosperity Index Rank

This viz set out to answer the question of how Australia can improve our Prosperity Index Rank by looking at particular areas of concern, and comparing to our New Zealand neighbours... Australia's PI rank has taken a significant dive over time, while NZ remains quite...

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Pagination

Pagination

In this post I will share how to set table pagination in Tableau. Create a large table using Superstore dataset and create a parameter "Page size" which indicates the number of results you would like to see. 2. Create a calculated field "Index" which will return the...

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Tableau Tips and Tricks

Tableau Tips and Tricks

In this post, I want to share some of the Tableau tips I found useful which I didn't know about. Hopefully they will save you time or frustration down the road. Tip#1 How to find all calculated fields in the side bar? When working with a large dataset we sometimes...

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Negative space bar chart with an image

Negative space bar chart with an image

This week's client project was very different from all the projects we've done before and required a bit of a different approach. I had to do a lot of research in order to understand how we can deliver the information in a creative way. In this blog I will share one...

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Drill Through in Tableau

Drill Through in Tableau

This blog is about how we can achieve drill through in Tableau. But before that, we need to understand the difference between Drill Through and Drill Down. Drill Down: It is a capability that takes the user from a more general view of the data to a more specific one....

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Showing Values for Overlapping Time Ranges in a Table

Showing Values for Overlapping Time Ranges in a Table

To view the business performance, especially the financial numbers, sometimes people need to see the numbers for some overlapping periods, like the Last 6 Months, Last 1 Year, and Total Period to Date so that users can compare the performance over these periods. See...

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Issues with Tableau Public

Issues with Tableau Public

In the Tableau community worldwide, Tableau Public should be one of the most popular sites for Tableau users. Tableau users can publish their Tableau Desktop projects to this website at any time, and many amazing projects can be discovered there.   However, be...

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