The Data School Blog

How to Do Sheet Swapping in Tableau?

How to Do Sheet Swapping in Tableau?

This blog will demonstrate how to use a parameter to hide/show different views on a dashboard, which is often referred to as sheet swap. Follow the six steps below and you will be surprised how simple it is to do the magic! In my example, I have created a map and a...

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Multiple Set Actions in ONE Sheet

Multiple Set Actions in ONE Sheet

In this blog I will teach you how to have multiple set actions on one sheet. After seeing two blogs posted by Alex Stephens and Summer Dong from the Data School AU, I was inspired to combine what I learned from them into one functional sample dashboard. The dashboard...

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Healthy Habits for New Alteryx Designer Users

Healthy Habits for New Alteryx Designer Users

So you just picked up Alteryx and want to quickly improve your workflows? Here are a few settings and healthy habits you should form as a new Alteryx Designer user. Annotate EVERYTHING The real key to success, annotations are not only helpful for other people viewing...

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REDO: Making a Better Bar Chart

REDO: Making a Better Bar Chart

Let's look at the very first bar chart I ever made in Tableau. While it isn't the worst bar chart that has ever graced your eyes, it could definitely use improvement. Here are a few of the things you should consider, Purpose Bar charts are typically used to compare...

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My 5 favorite tips in Tableau

My 5 favorite tips in Tableau

If you are like me, I am always forgetting how to do some of the simple things in Tableau! There are so many little tricks and tips for creating beautiful and insightful dashboards. In the journey of learning Tableau, I am always asking myself, I wonder if I can do...

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Tableau Tip: Single Drill Down with Set Action

Tableau Tip: Single Drill Down with Set Action

While watching Bethany Lyons’s set action demo last week, I was impressed by how she uses Set Action to add playful interactivity to a viz. This blog is a step by step guide of single drill down - one of the tricks I have learned from Bethany Lyons’s work. I will...

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Can you speak data? 

Can you speak data? 

In my first post, I explained my background and how I switched my career into data analytics. But before diving into it and becoming more technical, let me explain to you what it takes to speak the language of data.    Why data analytics is so important   ...

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