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  • New in Tableau Prep: Smart recommendations
    November 7, 2018 · Maraki KetemaProduct NewsNew in Tableau Prep: Smart recommendationsBy Hannah Blacksmith Save time cleaning your data with smart recommendations—now available in the latest release of Tableau Prep! Learn how this new feature empowers you to fix common data quality issues in the flow. Read more about New in Tableau Prep: Smart recommendations
  • Power sales performance by harnessing analytics
    November 5, 2018 · Brian SelbyDataPower sales performance by harnessing analyticsBy Hannah Blacksmith How often is your sales team making important decisions based on gut feel? Check out this blog to learn how to make sure your team is using analytics to power sales performance. Read more about Power sales performance by harnessing analytics
  • Now in beta: Ask questions of your data with natural language, schedule your Tableau Prep flows
    October 23, 2018 · Olivia NixProduct NewsNow in beta: Ask questions of your data with natural language, schedule your Tableau Prep flowsBy Hannah Blacksmith We're excited to share the newest beta of Tableau! Ask questions with natural language, schedule Tableau Prep flows, and browse more intuitively with a new mobile app. Read more about Now […]
  • Spotted at #TC18 Devs on Stage: vector maps, a redesigned mobile app, parameter and set actions, and Sasquatch
    October 24, 2018 · Ryan McShane Product NewsSpotted at #TC18 Devs on Stage: vector maps, a redesigned mobile app, parameter and set actions, and SasquatchBy Hannah Blacksmith At our #TC18 Developers on Stage keynote, we saw upcoming features including vector maps, a new mobile app, parameter and set actions, webhooks, and much more. Read more […]
  • Kicking off our 11th Tableau Conference with 17,000 data rockstars
    October 23, 2018 · Adriana Gil Miner Product NewsKicking off our 11th Tableau Conference with 17,000 data rockstarsBy Hannah Blacksmith Tableau Conference 2018 kicked off with exciting product announcements. Meet Ask Data, Tableau Prep Conductor, and hear about the amazing impact on the road to analytics ubiquity. Read more about Kicking off our 11th Tableau […]
  • Successful data-driven companies must balance human and machine roles
    October 29, 2018 · Mark JewettDataSuccessful data-driven companies must balance human and machine rolesBy Hannah Blacksmith As analytical capabilities advance, when do we entrust decision-making to machines? The biggest opportunities still demand the human touch. Read more about Successful data-driven companies must balance human and machine roles
  • Heatmaps, set actions, new dashboard formatting, and more—now available in Tableau 2018.3
    October 29, 2018 · Olivia Nix Product NewsHeatmaps, set actions, new dashboard formatting, and more—now available in Tableau 2018.3By Hannah Blacksmith We're excited to introduce heat maps, new formatting capabilities, multiple table storage for extracts, and more. Read more about Heatmaps, set actions, new dashboard formatting, and more—now available in Tableau 2018.3
  • New in Tableau Prep: Cleaning improvements, database wildcard union, and PDF connector
    October 8, 2018 · Maraki KetemaProduct NewsNew in Tableau Prep: Cleaning improvements, database wildcard union, and PDF connectorBy Hannah Blacksmith In the October release of Tableau Prep 2018.3.1, you can now apply any operation on any step in your flow and track changes along the way. Read more about New in Tableau Prep: Cleaning improvements, […]
  • Tableau launches top business intelligence trends for 2019
    October 17, 2018 · Andrew Beers Product NewsTableau launches top business intelligence trends for 2019By Hannah Blacksmith We interviewed experts in the industry—including engineers, product managers, and data visualization specialists in the field—to compile the top 10 business intelligence trends for 2019. Read more about Tableau launches top business intelligence trends for 2019
  • Build trust to unlock the potential of smart analytics
    October 1, 2018 · Mark JewettDataBuild trust to unlock the potential of smart analyticsBy Hannah Blacksmith Only through trust can organizations make the most of data and “smart” analytics. Here’s how to demystify the technology and get employees bought in. Read more about Build trust to unlock the potential of smart analytics

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  • Promatix | Tableau Web Data Connectors 17th October 2018
    A few months ago, I had an attempt at developing a Tableau Web Data Connector (WDC). A Tableau WDC is a way of connecting to a web data source if there is no existing connection available in Tableau. Tableau provides documentation for their WDC which has all the download instructions and tutorials with an example […]
  • Promatix | Week 11 – Having a Blast! 17th July 2018
    After the rigours of passing my Tableau Qualified Associate exam (read last week's blog post here), this week I got to get back to playing with data and learning again. This week I have really enjoyed the topic of Makeover Monday data; VOLCANOES! I felt like I was back at school doing a science research project […]
  • Promatix | Week 10 - The sky’s the limit! 11th July 2018
    I am officially a Tableau Desktop Qualified Associate! The exams were on the first day of the European Tableau Conference, I was booked onto the 3pm slot, this allowed me to use the morning to go over the practice questions and to calm my nerves. If you want to read more about how I prepared […]
  • Promatix | Week 9 – Small Bump in the Road 3rd July 2018
    This week was mostly about practising for the exam next week, the closer it gets the more nervous I am. Read more about my preparation from Week 8 here. I attempted the practice questions last week which was easy enough but this week I had some questions from Merel from when she did her exam.
  • Promatix | Week 8 – Time to hit the books 26th June 2018
    Makeover Monday this week was about the US Influenza Surveillance Report which tracks the number of patients visiting participating healthcare providers with Influenza-like Illness (ILI) on a weekly basis. The original visualisation was a line graph showing the percentage of ILI patients for 2017-2018 and a selection of previous seasons (a year beginning in October). […]
  • Tableau Server Training - the "Dark Side" of the Tableau Force? 22nd June 2018
    So far we have talked all about Tableau Desktop training courses and how they can help you get the most out of your data (read last week's post about becoming a Tableau Jedi here). But often Tableau Server is forgotten. Having a properly configured, well maintained and performing Tableau Server can actually have a bigger […]
  • Promatix | Week 7 – Learning is best when put into practice. 19th June 2018
    I find that I am becoming more confident with my Vizzes in Tableau now; I managed to complete my Makeover Monday Viz on the Monday which was a big achievement for me. In previous weeks, I found that I was not confident in what I had produced, so I would continue to work on the […]
  • The missing piece of Tableau Learning to become a Tableau Jedi Master 15th June 2018
    Your formal Tableau Desktop training is complete, (if you missed last week's post about the final Tableau Desktop training course, read it here) but what next? How do you become a true Tableau Jedi? There are a few critical skills that you need to master. In this blog post we will go into detail about […]
  • Promatix | Week 6 – Finding the Crux of the Matter 12th June 2018
    I managed to do both the Makeover Monday and Workout Wednesday this week.
  • Your final Tableau Jedi training - Tableau Desktop Training: Advanced 8th June 2018
    Two Tableau Desktop training courses down, one to go. If you want to read about the second course read last week's post here. Are you ready to take the last step in your formal Tableau Desktop training? Are you ready to apply all that you have learned in order to take that step and become a […]

RSS The Information Lab

  • Integrating R in Alteryx 12th November 2018
    The integration of R in Alteryx allows predictive analysis to happen in a more accessible for with ease of use. A key thing to remember when working with creating a predictive model is that every modelling paradigm in R has a predict function. The image below is what the R tool... The post Integrating R in […]
    Soha Elghany
  • Using the modulo function to only show full quarters 9th November 2018
    I don’t use the modulo function (which is just % in Tableau) very often, but every so often, I find a really handy solution to something which uses it. In this case, it was a neat way to only show full quarters of historical data. Here’s a view of all... The post Using the modulo […]
    Gwilym Lockwood
  • Creating 50 Tableau Table Calculations in Alteryx (and Placing them in a View with a single workflow) 7th November 2018
    This is modified from a longer post here. I recently found myself in a personal project where I needed to use 45 table calculations in a single view. I had the plain text for the formulas (coming from a previous Alteryx workflow) and I didn’t feel like: Pressing Alt, A,... The post Creating 50 Tableau […]
    David Sanchez Martin
  • Project Griffon: Who has used Web Edit? 5th November 2018
    With Project Griffon, we want to share examples and started with you – the Tableau Community. The objective here is to share tools which use what you have in front of you to help explain more about what’s going on. Please be sure to read the introduction to Project Griffon,... The post Project Griffon: Who […]
    Ravi Mistry
  • TC18: Devs on stage and future Tableau features 5th November 2018
      It has been already two weeks since the start of TC18 in New Orleans so it’s a good time to do a quick catch up about one of the most popular moments of all the conference every year: Devs on stage! They showed very interesting features, some of them... The post TC18: Devs on […]
    Pablo Saenz de Tejada
  • It’s not all about the looks! 2nd November 2018
    I recently helped a colleague of mine at Cargill, Chad Martin, work on a dashboard in Tableau, his first ever dashboard in Tableau (he is an Alteryx guy). This is the dashboard: Interactive version here. The first thing I helped him with was to solve the ‘Alaska problem’ and we... The post It’s not all […]
    Joe Macari
  • WHITEPAPER: Alteryx & Tableau in Sport 1st November 2018
    How business intelligence tools can drive excellence in the sports industry In recent years, the world of sport has taken leaps and bounds in pushing boundaries. From huge commercial deals and an exponential growth in global marketing campaigns, to on-field excellence with improvements in sporting performance. Read this whitepaper to... The post WHITEPAPER: Alteryx & […]
    Ravi Mistry
  • Introducing Project Griffon 30th October 2018
    When I think about the Tableau platform – by this I mean all the products from Desktop through to Mobile – I think about the richness of information which can be garnered. I think about the wealth of information sitting within Tableau. In the same breath of talking about self-service,... The post Introducing Project Griffon […]
    Ravi Mistry
  • How to fill a date range with Tableau Prep or Alteryx Designer 23rd October 2018
    Back in 2016, my colleague Andy Pick created this great blog on how to use custom SQL to ‘fill in’ a date range, in order to effectively show metrics using a time-series chart. It’s fantastic, and still works, but this year Tableau launched Tableau Prep, and I wanted to show... The post How to fill […]
    Ben Moss
  • Build your first Tableau Dashboard Extension 15th October 2018
    In this blogpost I will walk you through building your first Tableau dashboard extension. It is aimed at those that have no prior experience with creating extensions. I’ll explain my setup for building them and then we will build a basic extension that allows you to auto refresh your dashboard... The post Build your first […]
    Andre De Vries