Are you planning to start your data journey? But don’t know where to start from? Starting your journey with Tableau is pretty exciting but with so many resources, it can be overwhelming.
So with my personal experience and tons of things that I learned from the folks at the data community, I decided to put together a plan to help out in your journey.
If you just heard of Tableau and wondering what is it, Tim has you covered with a quick overview
Now that you are good with what it is, Let’s go through the plan
The story of Cinderella is one of the most common childhood stories we all grew up with.
When I grew up, I noticed that there are tons of Movies based on Cinderella. And they keep coming 😄 So it was just another day when I was scrolling through my YouTube suggestions and there it was, another Cinderella movie coming out in September 2021. My first thought on seeing it was “Again Cinderella?”. I’m sure you all must have noticed it too but never thought how many are there in reality. …
You are probably thinking what am I talking about. So I’m going to start with a question instead. Have you used a min(0) or min(1), avg(0) etc. ? Or have you seen someone use it?
The first time I saw a min(0) used was to create a Donut Chart. I didn’t think much about it back then. Just thought “This is how it's done”.
But with time and use, I have seen multiple places where we get to use these.
So today, I have got a few examples/use cases for you :)
1. Donut Chart
Let’s start with the most commonly…
Today we’ll be going through some cool features that we miss out on tableau server or tableau online.
This is awesome to do an impact analysis. Now think of a situation where you’re making a change to a dashboard data source and you need to understand where does the data come from. That’s one situation where lineage helps you track it.
How to navigate? Open the workbook on server --> Navigate to Lineage tab
You can also identify which other workbooks, sheets, Dashboards and Owners that are using this data source.
How does that help? Well, what if you are making…
Unicode is a universal character encoding standard. It defines the way individual characters are represented in text files, web pages, and other types of documents.
Now looking at the portion highlighted in YELLOW, how would you implement that in Tableau? Well, let me tell you how I implemented this in my initial projects — Used a shape for the delta symbol and colored it using the +/- of YOY %.
Yes, this works fine. But isn’t it extra work? And moreover, if you have to use these in multiple places that may have some impact on the performance.
This is not a visualization-related blog 😛 thought I should clear this up first.
Once upon a time, the world wasn’t hidden behind masks and doors. A time where life was fast and happening. But in these COVID times, it’s been really hard on all. Of us but I’m very blessed to have a stable job and family life.
In Pre-covid times, we would take time off from work to take a vacation with friends and family. But now going out is not an ideal option. And frankly speaking, I have been avoiding it a lot. I stay inside to…
June passed like a fleeting shadow! The first half on getting an idea to work on and data prep, the second half panicking about how I need a new idea! 😄
Yeah, so not very smooth.
This year’s theme “Whatever brings you JOY” has been my favorite theme so far, but that also means that it was hard to choose! Right after the theme was announced, I started making a list of ideas that I can work on.
Now, I’m not going to reveal my other ideas because I do have them in the bag for the future 😉 Stay…
Did you know Tableau is like “Onion”? No, I’m not hungry and not thinking about food! Well just like Onion, it has layers of secrets that you would keep discovering.
I have been working with tableau for the last 3 years and I’m still not surprised when I find that there is a better way to do things.
So here are my top 10 things that blew my mind!
This is probably one of those underrated functions that we rarely use but so much powerful.
What does it do? It returns the character encoded by the ASCII code
Pie chart is one of the most common charts seen in a visualization. The first time I came across this is a long time back as a kid while using Powerpoint.
So yeah, it’s been around for a long time. Probably the same as bar charts.
When should you use this chart? Both Charts are best to use when you are trying to compare parts of a whole.
The difference between pie and donut comes in with how it is read. With pie, you compare the arc length of each slice. …
It’s the time of the year when you get to participate in the biggest event by Tableau — IronViz.
Quoting Tableau “Iron Viz — the world’s largest virtual data visualization competition — ignites and showcases the power of the Tableau Community, giving you the opportunity to interact with data rockstars worldwide. Three finalists will advance to the 2021 Iron Viz Championship this November”
I love the Tag line used by Tableau for this event: Win or learn — You can’t lose! That is so true. …