Meera Vijayan

Meera has a solid background in IT and Computer Science, but it was her friend who introduced her to Tableau. When Meera is not designing dashboards in Tableau, she likes to make Indian inspired desserts, and spends most of her free time with her family and friends. Her passion for making data driven decisions led her to the Data School.

Reflective Blog- Data School Down Under.

Reflective Blog- Data School Down Under.

Where to Start! Our cohort of trainees consisted of psychology, economics, electronics, mechanical backgrounds. But everyone is keen on data and will to learn. So, if we can tell a story and present it confidently using tableau, data school is the best place. There is...

How to do selective tool tip?

How to do selective tool tip?

In tableau, we can provide tool-tip for additional information. In some situations, we would like to provide two different tool-tips in one graph. For example, your manager would like to compare the monthly sales and while hovering over each month he also wants to see...

Dashboard week – Day 4 – The Big Cats

Dashboard week – Day 4 – The Big Cats

Dashboard week Day 3 begins with presentations and feedback. Today's task was to take the data from the inaturalist.org and make something of it. This dataset took deep into the life of different kinds of species that found by different observers in different...

Dashboard Week – Day 2 – NSW Trains Data

Dashboard Week – Day 2 – NSW Trains Data

The Brief We were tasked with downloading and visualizing data regarding the live traffic data of trains from transport.nsw.gov.au. I looked specifically at the Sydney Trains data. We have tried the whole day to scrap the data from the API. Even though we managed to...

Dashboard Week – Day 1 – Melbourne Cup 2018

Dashboard Week – Day 1 – Melbourne Cup 2018

Today, it was our day one of our dashboard weeks at Data School Down Under. We heard about it, read about it and it is here! Our head coach Craig decided to give us task on Melbourne Cup 2018. The data source for today comes from racenet. By noon most of us finished...

How to make customized color legends?

How to make customized color legends?

Formatting is an important thing for presentation. We can format almost everything on a worksheet. As we all know, the default shape of the color legend is square. But sometimes, we really need to change the shape of the color legend. Let us do! Create a simple chart...

How to create Vertical Labels in Tableau?

How to create Vertical Labels in Tableau?

I hope everyone heard about workout Wednesday.  Workout Wednesday a set of weekly challenges from Andy Kriebel and Emma Whyte (for 2017) and Rody Zakovich (for 2018) designed to test your knowledge of Tableau and help you kick on in your development. I am writing this...

Set Actions in Tableau 2018.3

Set Actions in Tableau 2018.3

In the current beta version of Tableau, there are two new tableau actions. Go to Sheet Change Set values This blog is all about the set actions. To do a set action we need at least one source sheet and a target set. The three-main use-cases of set actions are:...