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CONNECT IN-DATABASE | ALTERYX 2-MINUTE TOOLS

CONNECT IN-DATABASE | ALTERYX 2-MINUTE TOOLS Sometimes, the performance of our underlying data sets is just plan bad. How do we address that? Well, we can utilize the underlying power of our data servers to do the processing for use!  … Read More

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Dashboard Design Essentials: KPI Templates

Dashboard Design Essentials – KPI Templates I am super excited to introduce another addition to the Dashboard Design Essentials series with this post on business dashboard KPI designs featuring work in Power BI. We will be covering how to design BANs, … Read More

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Dashboard Design Essentials: Dashboard Layout & Formatting

Dashboard Design Essentials: Dashboard Layout & Formatting If you’re reading this post I guess you made it through Part I of the Dashboard Design Essentials series! If you haven’t already read that post, make sure to check it out as … Read More

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Dashboard Design Essentials: Basics of Design

Dashboard Design Essentials: Basics of Design This post is the first in a series of posts aimed at providing resources to organizations and dashboard developers to help bring their dashboards to life regardless of what BI tool they use.  Basic … Read More

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Using M to Create a Custom Function for Web Scraping in Power BI

Using M to Create a Custom Function for Web Scraping Last month I posted a blog to my website titled Web Scraping in Power BI that showed users how to connect to web data in Power BI using a report that I … Read More

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So You Want to Build Alteryx Macros (Part 2)

So You Want to Build Alteryx Macros (Part 2) This is Part 2 of a four-part series covering macros in Alteryx. In this post, I’ll walk you through how to build a standard macro in Alteryx. In a previous job, … Read More

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Web Scraping in Power BI

Web Scraping in Power BI Scraping data from a website in Power BI is SO EASY. Let me say it one more time. Grabbing data from a website’s HTML in Power BI is so ridiculously easy it’ll make you mad. … Read More

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Six Uses for a Transparent Shape in Tableau

Six Uses for Transparent Shapes in Tableau Sometimes you need to include custom shapes for your visualizations. One useful trick in Tableau is including a completely transparent, single-pixel image as a shape on dashboards and worksheets. This shape is extremely … Read More

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Snowflake/Tableau Hackathon

First (Hopefully Annual) Snowflake / Tableau Hackathon This past Wednesday, Tessellation / Data Coach partnered with the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota to host a hackathon event, using Snowflake and Tableau as the core tools. Around … Read More

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How to LAG in Tableau Prep​

How to LAG in Tableau Prep In a recent project, we wanted to know: Is the average number of days between orders increasing or decreasing across the company?  The questions behind that question are: What is the number of days … Read More

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