How to Create YTD Calculations in Tableau

How to Create YTD Calculations in Tableau One of the most commonly requested items in Tableau dashboarding is to show your metrics as Year to Date (YTD), Prior Year to Date (PYTD), and Year over Year change (YoY). Although seemingly … Read More

An Introduction to Tableau Sets

A tableau tutorial introduction on how to create three common list scenarios with Sets in Tableau: Top, Bottom, and Other. … Read More

Managing User Feedback

Managing User Feedback Performing technically is only part of the battle of professional dashboard building; another important piece is managing user feedback. The goal is to have the dashboards be as efficient and useful as possible and gathering input can … Read More

A Beginners Tableau Tutorial: How to Get Started

A Beginners Tableau Tutorial: How to Get Started Are you thinking of getting started with Tableau? Maybe people at your organization have already been using Tableau and you’ve recently been encouraged to get on board. Or perhaps you are looking … Read More

How to Build a Ranked Small Multiple Bar Chart in Tableau

How to Build a Ranked Small Multiple Bar Chart in Tableau I like big bar charts…and I can not lie.  Thank you to all three of you who laughed at my corny joke. But for real, I think bar charts … Read More

Dynamic Rows and Columns in Tableau

Dynamic Rows & Columns in Tableau Recently Luke Stanke and myself held a webinar discussing some cool ways to enhance P&L statements and other financial reporting. This blog post contains detailed instructions on how to use some of the techniques … Read More

Underrated Tableau Features

Underrated Tableau Features There are a lot of resources available to read about the shining stars of Tableau, the showstoppers. This is not that blog. This is the blog for the underdogs, the little things that people often overlook that … Read More

Beyond Dual Axis: Using Multiple Map Layers to create next-level visualizations in Tableau

Beyond Dual Axis: How to Use Map Layers in Tableau 2020.4 to Build Next-Level Visualizations Tableau’s 2020.4 will be its boldest release yet. And while many people are sleeping on the release, a few people have already started to realize … Read More