What Makes A Good Business Intelligence Analyst

2018-05-07T19:32:27+00:00 June 27th, 2011|Business Intelligence|

I was recently asked what makes a good business intelligence analyst. Business Analyst is such a broad term as a job title it can cover a wide variety of different skills. In this case I’m going to ignore the Project Manager roles which are increasingly often given the title of business analyst. In my opinion [...]

Tableau Server Parameter as a Month Filter

2018-05-07T20:20:03+00:00 June 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 production, in the Tableau software, but when published on the server for [...]

Tableau vs Qlikview

2018-05-07T20:20:23+00:00 June 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. Someone recently commented to me that these aren’t comparable products so how would Tableau compare to one it’s major competitors, Qlikview. [...]

Tableau Dashboard Level Filter

2018-02-15T07:43:54+00:00 June 10th, 2011|Tableau|

Often in tableau you’ll find you need a filter that’s neither local of global, you will want a dashboard level filter. On a dashboard local filters are often too restrictive as they only alter 1 part of the dashboard, and to have 2 identical local filters on a dashboard also isn’t a valid option. To [...]

Link Tableau to SSRS

2018-05-07T19:57:46+00:00 June 7th, 2011|SQL, Tableau|

I’ve had a few visitors coming to the site searching for how to link Tableau to SSRS so I thought I’d write a quick post on how I’ve done it. You need to make use of the URL action in Tableau, which you use in a dashboard. To be wanting to know how to link [...]

Tableau Advanced Date Filters

2018-08-24T16:14:19+00:00 June 4th, 2011|Tableau|

It’s possible using a combination of parameters, filters and calculated fields to create complex and advanced date filters in Tableau. Say you want to see some a time period based upon a user selected time period. You can create a calculated field which will return a result based on what the user selected. For this [...]