Monthly Archives: March 2011

Creating Tableau Bins from a Dimension Calculated Field

2018-05-07T08:05:33+00:00March 29th, 2011|Tableau|

To create bins from a dimension calculated field in Tableau is different to creating bins from a non-calculated field dimenion. With a dimension calucalated field the bins also have to be created in a calculated field. The initial calculated field CAN'T CONTAIN AGGREGATION (sum, count, etc) otherwise the calculated field defining the bins will be [...]

Tableau Parameter to Display Measures Selected by User

2020-03-07T10:41:28+00:00March 26th, 2011|Tableau|

The introduction of parameters with Tableau 6 have made Tableau far more powerful. Intelligent use of these have made many things possible that we couldn’t do before. This includes allowing the user to select which measures or dimensions to appear in a chart. This could massively reduce the number of worksheets required. Previously you would [...]

Tableau vs Xcelsius vs SSRS

2020-03-07T11:00:14+00:00March 19th, 2011|Tableau|

All of the report software I’ve used has it’s strengths and weaknesses. Here a quick overview of Tableau vs Xcelsius and SSRS, . Xcelsius – a dashboard tool Strengths Looks great – has the ‘wow’ factor for any first time report viewer Flexible – there are many different dashboard components Easy to use – it’s [...]