Monthly Archives: June 2011

What Makes A Good Business Intelligence Analyst

2020-03-09T13:27:08+00:00June 27th, 2011|Business Intelligence|

What makes a good business intelligence analyst? Periodically someone asks this question. “Business Analyst” means different things to different people, it can cover a wide variety of different skills. In this case I’m ignoring the Project Manager roles which sometimes have the title of business analyst. In my opinion a business intelligence analyst is someone [...]

Tableau Server Parameter as a Month Filter

2020-02-20T16:24:52+00:00June 13th, 2011|Tableau, Tableau Server|

In a previous post about dashboard level filtering in Tableau I used an example of creating a month parameter to act as the filter. For this post to make sense please reference the previous post at the link. The parameter worked perfectly in Tableau desktop. However when published on the server for some reason it [...]

Tableau vs Qlikview

2020-03-07T09:12:03+00:00June 12th, 2011|Tableau|

In a previous post I wrote a short article about the pro’s and con’s of Tableau, Xcelsius and SSRS. These products aren’t really comparable as they should be used for different styles of reporting. So how does Tableau compare to one it’s major competitors, Qlikview? I’ve never used Qlikview but I was curious. I found [...]

Tableau Dashboard Level Filter

2020-02-20T16:20:52+00:00June 10th, 2011|Tableau|

EDIT: This post is less relevant than in Jun 2011, when it was first written. Tableau filters now offer much more flexibility. In 2011 this wasn’t the case, it was complicated!   Often in tableau you’ll find you need a filter that’s neither local of global, you will want a dashboard level filter. Local filters [...]

Link Tableau to SSRS

2020-03-07T09:54:01+00:00June 7th, 2011|SQL, Tableau|

Use Tableau URL actions to link Tableau to SSRS, enabling users to click from Tableau to SSRS. To begin create a dashboard and put whatever graphs, etc, you want on it. Next we create a “button” for our dashboard. The URL Action will trigger from the “button” and take us to the SSRS report. Unfortunately [...]