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  • Visualizing COVID-19: A discussion on the “flatten the curve” visualization and responsible data use
    Each month, Steve Wexler, Jeff Shaffer, Amanda Makulec and I get together to discuss the latest ups and downs of data visualization in Chart Chat. This month, we focused solely on the role of data in tackling COVID-19 including: The history of the highly-publicized “flatten the curve” visualization How the data might ebb and flow […]
  • Coronavirus Data Hub FAQ: What you should know about our COVID-19 dataset
    The Tableau COVID-19 Data Hub contains resources to help you visualize and analyze the most recent data on the coronavirus outbreak. On the hub, we’ve created a jumpstart workbook, pre-loaded with COVID-19 case data, that anyone can download and use for their analysis. We want to make sure that you’re fully informed about the data […]
  • Challenge your #DataDev skills and take advantage of your sandbox site with the Tableau Developer Program
    One of the biggest benefits of joining Tableau’s Developer Program is a free, personal developer site. With this site, developers can learn and test Tableau APIs on various projects. You don’t have to stress about accidentally deleting all the sites on your production environment (I’m talking from personal experience) since this provides developers with a […]
  • Latest updates on accessibility in Tableau
    It’s been a little while since I last wrote about accessibility in Tableau and decided that it’s time for an update as we’ve had some notable developments over the last few months. These new developments are in two areas of the product: dashboard accessibility and the accessibility of the Tableau Server and Tableau Online user […]
  • Rising to the challenge: How this Seattle nonprofit is making a difference during the COVID-19 outbreak
    As the COVID-19 outbreak progresses, Tableau Foundation is doing its part to support communities and organizations affected by the crisis. We recognize that we have a role to play as a funder with deep roots in Seattle and communities across the world, and with strong partnerships with our grantee organizations. These are unprecedented times, and […]
  • How to accurately translate analytics requests into dashboards, sheets, stories and more
    Both analysts and citizen data analysts are faced with requests for information on a regular basis—from our colleagues, our bosses, or our clients. At the beginning of the analytic process, it's rare that requests are made or organized in a way that makes them easy to fulfill. It is our job to systematically break down […]
  • Building compatible flows for Tableau Prep Conductor
    Building a flow in Tableau Prep Builder is only part of the data preparation workflow. You also need to schedule your flows to keep your data fresh. With Tableau Prep Conductor, part of the Data Management Add-On, you can schedule flows on Tableau Server or Tableau Online, so everyone in your organization is using the […]
  • An open letter to our customers
    You may have seen a recent letter from our parent company, Salesforce. As Marc said, our hearts go out to everyone who is being impacted—directly and indirectly—by the current situation. Certainly, from where I live here in Seattle, Washington, the reality of how connected we all are is very much on my mind. We at […]
  • Best of the Tableau web: Data culture and business transformation
    Hello, Tableau community! Welcome to my monthly round up of the best content being produced by you, the Tableau community. Recently, I’ve noticed the emergence of people blogging about data culture and business transformation. Annabelle Rincon has been a long-time Tableau user, and recently started a new role heading up a Centre of Excellence at […]
  • Why are data and analytics important for understanding outbreaks?
    Image credit: Anya A’Hearn/Tableau Public As the COVID-19 outbreak progresses, people are looking for information they can trust. They want to know where the disease is spiking and how widely it's spreading; if they’ll be told to work from home or limit travel, as many around the world already have been; if their symptoms warrant […]

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  • New feature in Tableau Prep Builder 2020.1: Fixed Level of Detail expressions 28th March 2020
    Tableau Prep Builder 2020.1 was recently released, and it now supports Fixed Level of Detail (Fixed LOD) calculations, similar to Tableau Desktop. That means that you can use them to change the granularity of fields in your data, or create new fields using the existing data in your dataset. Doing... The post New feature in […]
    anna.prosvetova
  • How to action filter when using set/parameter action drill-downs in Tableau 27th March 2020
    Struggling with action filters when using drill-downs? Here's a neat work-around The post How to action filter when using set/parameter action drill-downs in Tableau appeared first on The Information Lab.
    andrew.lehm
  • How to Embed Tableau Dashboards into Salesforce 24th March 2020
    There are many ways of embedding a Tableau Dashboard into Salesforce. I recorded two videos that show how to do that. In the first one I’m showing the easy way with no coding involved. The second video uses a Visualforce page that integrates with a Tableau dashboard. The post How to Embed Tableau Dashboards into […]
    Andre De Vries
  • Tableau: Colouring marks using Highlight, Set and Parameter Actions 15th March 2020
    Ever clicked on a mark on a Tableau worksheet or dashboard and notice the other (unselected) marks would fade out? Well, I personally am not a fan of this default feature because I would still like the other marks to be visible. You can see the fade out that I... The post Tableau: Colouring marks […]
    Seffana Mohamed-Ajaz
  • Web Mercator – the challenge you never knew you had? 11th March 2020
    How to solve a Tableau “distortion” in Alteryx The Earth is a geoid – a 3D shape closely resembling a sphere. In order to represent this 3D object on a 2D plane (a paper map or a computer screen) it is necessary to “flatten” the object in some way. There... The post Web Mercator – […]
    Adi McCrea
  • Tableau Metadata API, GraphQL and how to get data with Alteryx – Part Two 21st February 2020
    This is part two of a two-part blog series about the new Tableau Metadata API. I think it’s very important that before you start using this new API you should have some basic understanding of the concepts of REST, GraphQL and of metadata. You can find the first part here... The post Tableau Metadata API, […]
    Andre De Vries
  • Tableau Metadata API, GraphQL and how to get data with Alteryx – Part One 21st February 2020
    This is part one of a two-part blog series about the new Tableau Metadata API. I think it’s very important that before you start using this new API you should have some basic understanding of the concepts of REST, GraphQL and of metadata. In this first part I discuss these... The post Tableau Metadata API, […]
    Andre De Vries
  • Creating a customer churn risk status in Alteryx 21st February 2020
    Use a customer’s past spending behaviour to create an individual churn risk classification. The post Creating a customer churn risk status in Alteryx appeared first on The Information Lab.
    andrew.lehm
  • What’s new in Tableau Prep 2020.1: LODs and Analytical Calculations 21st February 2020
    An introduction to LODs and Analytical Calculations in Tableau Prep Builder 2020.1 The post What’s new in Tableau Prep 2020.1: LODs and Analytical Calculations appeared first on The Information Lab.
    jack.parry
  • Filter between blended data sources in Tableau using set actions 19th February 2020
    Filter across blended data sources at a level of granularity not available in both data sources by using a set action The post Filter between blended data sources in Tableau using set actions appeared first on The Information Lab.
    andrew.lehm