Improving Parameter Design in Tableau

Part 1 of 5 Improving Parameter Design in Tableau Tableau has been great about evolving its product. There things that would take my days to do with mapping just two years ago that can now be done in a few … Read More

How to Create a Range Parameter in Tableau

Improving Parameter Design: Part 9 Rethinking Slider Parameter Formatting in Tableau Welcome to the 9th post on improving parameter design in Tableau. So far we have discussed: how parameter formatting hasn’t improved over time and gave one possible design solution … Read More

How to Build a Horizontal List of Parameters with Rounded Corners

Improving Parameter Design: Part 7 of 5 (Encore #2) Creating a Horizontal Parameter Selector with Rounded Borders Welcome to the 7th of five posts on improving parameter design in Tableau. So far we have discussed: how parameter formatting hasn’t improved … Read More

Parameters in Tableau vs. Looker

Parameters in Tableau vs. Looker Parameters allow users to interact with the back-end logic in a dashboard. I’m grateful any time a data visualization tool has some kind of parameter functionality, as many currently lack it. For example, while trying … Read More

How to Build Multiple Select Parameters in Tableau

Improving Parameter Design: Part 6 of 5 (Encore #1) Creating Multiple Select Parameters in Tableau Welcome to the 6th of five posts (yes, this is the first encore) on improving parameter design in Tableau. So far we have discussed: how … Read More

Vertical Slider Parameters in Tableau

Improving Parameter Design: Part 5 of 5 Vertical Sliding Parameters in Tableau Welcome to the 5th of 5 posts (though I may have an encore) on improving parameter design in Tableau. So far we have discussed: how parameter formatting hasn’t … Read More

Rethinking Slider Parameter Formatting in Tableau

Improving Parameter Design: Part 4 of 5 Rethinking Slider Parameter Formatting in Tableau Welcome to the 4th of 5 posts on improving parameter design in Tableau. So far we have:  Discussed how parameter formatting hasn’t improved over time and gave … Read More

Linked Parameters

Improving Parameter Design: Part 3 of 5 How to Link Parameters with Parameter Actions in Tableau Welcome to the 3rd of 5 posts on improving parameter design in Tableau. In our first post we discussed how parameters haven’t improved and … Read More

How to build Interactive Legends in Tableau

Improving Parameter Design: Part 8 How to create an interactive legend in Tableau Welcome to the 8th post on improving parameter design in Tableau. So far we have discussed: how parameter formatting hasn’t improved over time and gave one possible … Read More

How to build a toggle button in Tableau

Improving Parameter Design: Part 2 of 5 How to Build a Toggle Button with a Parameter One feature I’ve always hoped for is a toggle button that is formatted for boolean (TRUE/FALSE) values. I think a toggle has always made … Read More