Creating Tableau Bins from a Dimension Calculated Field

2018-05-07T08:05:33+00:00 March 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

2018-09-11T19:41:53+00:00 March 26th, 2011|Tableau|

The introduction of parameters with Tableau 6 have made this software far more powerful. Intelligent use of these have made many things possible that we couldn’t do in previous versions including allowing the user to dynamically select which measures or dimensions they would like to see on the visualisation. This could massively reduce the number [...]

Tableau vs Xcelsius vs SSRS

2018-05-07T20:25:35+00:00 March 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 – all of the dashboard components need to be assembled and populated [...]