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Refreshing Tableau Public Data

07

Aug 2017

Refreshing Tableau Public Data

Tableau Public is a free tool to share your visualizations with the world.  One question we often here is how do you refresh data for a Tableau Public visualization.  Tableau Public will do an automatic, nightly refresh data of Google Sheets data, no extra work on your side.   However, there is a bit of additional work required in order to automatically refresh your Google Sheets...

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Power BI vs Tableau

13

Jun 2017

Power BI vs Tableau

I am often asked, “Which tool is better: Power BI or Tableau?” Microsoft has done a great job with Power BI over the last two years. The features in Power BI have evolved so much that we’re now recommending it first to our clients. Microsoft identified the most important and useful features for a data visualization tool set and embedded them within Office 365. Power BI now...

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Creating a Dual Axis Chart in Tableau

08

Mar 2017

Creating a Dual Axis Chart in Tableau

Dual Axes Definition Dual axes are two independent axes that are layered on top of each other. According to Tableau, dual axes allow you to compare multiple measures. Dual axes are useful when you have two measures that have different scales. Using Dual Axes in Tableau How do you create a dual axis chart in Tableau? It’s easy to do once you know a few tricks....

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How to Add Tableau Information Icons

28

Feb 2017

How to Add Tableau Information Icons

Neuroscientists from MIT discovered that the human brain can process entire images seen in as little as 13 milliseconds. Data visualizations can instantly communicate complex information and ideas, but that doesn’t mean dashboards don’t require some explanation. The Role of Explanations in Dashboard Design When a data analyst creates a dashboard, they are trying to convey vast amounts of information quickly and effectively. Every element on your dashboard takes...

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Workbook Performance Recording – Tableau Server

14

Feb 2017

Workbook Performance Recording – Tableau Server

The first and most important rule about making workbooks more efficient is to understand that if it loads slowly in Desktop on your computer, then it will be slow on the server too once it is published. Desktop and server each have their own way to enable, record, and analyze performance. The focus here is on performance recording for workbooks published to Tableau Server. Enabling...

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Tableau’s R Integration

31

Jan 2017

Tableau’s R Integration

Ever wondered how data scientists and data analysts use Tableau for predictive analytics? The ability to integrate R into Tableau is powerful functionality. For those familiar with using R, it can be tricky to get started. Here’s how to get started with the R Integration. Step 1. Set Up R on Your Computer First, you will need to have a user interface for R on...

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Top Posts of 2016

04

Jan 2017

Top Posts of 2016

We looked at our Google Analytics data to bring you our most popular blog posts from 2016 based on total hits. If you missed these popular posts, here’s another chance to read them. Tableau 9.3: Smarter Version Control and Better Use of Color Back in March 2016, Jasmin Ritchie published this summary of her favorite new features in Tableau Desktop 9.3. New features included the ability...

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Tableau Conference 2016 Highlights

30

Nov 2016

Tableau Conference 2016 Highlights

I had the opportunity to attend the 2016 Tableau Conference in Austin, TX. Every year at the conference, Tableau announces and demoes new functionality that will be released in upcoming builds. Here are some of the new, exciting features coming down the pipeline. New Features with Tableau Server/Online/Mobile Creating Story points on web Data-driven alerting for data falling outside of a certain threshold Ability to...

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Everything You Need to Know About Tableau 10

18

Aug 2016

Everything You Need to Know About Tableau 10

This week, Tableau released Tableau 10 – the latest version of their business intelligence software. Here’s everything you need to know about Tableau 10. Our Favorite New Features There are a lot of new features with Tableau 10, but here are a few of our favorites. Read our blog post on our top 5 favorite features. Workbook Formatting – you can now set this on...

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Demystify Tableau Permissions and Roles

01

Aug 2016

Demystify Tableau Permissions and Roles

Ever get stuck trying to grant a Tableau user or group permissions to a project, workbook or data source and find yourself going in circles?  In this post, we’ll cover definitions, how different permissions interact with each other, and best practices, so you can configure your environment optimally and set permissions like a champ. If you want to take a step back and access users/groups,...

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