Improve Your Tableau Dashboard Performance

2018-05-22T19:56:47+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Tableau|

I’ve faced a number of issues recently with Tableau report performance not being as good as required. This article is my attempt to combine the different ways to improve the speed I’ve learnt from other sources. The intention is to update this as I learn new techniques to achieve better performing Tableau reports. […]

Tableau Server Passing Parameters in the URL

2012-02-06T13:01:11+00:00 February 6th, 2012|Tableau, Tableau Server|

If using Tableau Server it's possible to pass parameters to filter your dashboard via the URL. It's very straightforward and detailed in this post on the Tableau Forums. Basically just get the URL to access the dashboard on the server, add a ? at the end, which is how parameters are entered in a URL. [...]

Bullet Charts in Tableau

2018-05-07T07:50:54+00:00 February 5th, 2012|Business Intelligence, Tableau|

I’ve only just discovered the bullet chart, I’ve had no need to create one until very recently. Both I and my customers find them really useful. They replace the less meaningful ‘traditional’ dashboard tools of gauges and dials into something which conveys more information. The purpose of using them is to compare a value against [...]

Tableau Top X values by category

2018-05-29T18:05:42+00:00 February 1st, 2012|Tableau|

This had me perplexed for a while but I found a good article on the Tableau site about how to show the Top N values by a category. I wanted to find the top 5 regions for a metric in each category.My data set is very simple, it only has 3 fields, the Category and [...]