Date Hierarchies in Tableau

2018-05-07T08:11:22+00:00May 31st, 2012|Tableau|

I recently had a request from someone who wanted to be able to drill into their data both from Year – Month- Day AND Year – Week – Day. The first of these is very simple as it’s more or less a Tableau default hierarchy from any date field, although the default also includes quarter [...]

Tableau Dynamic Sorting

2018-05-16T18:41:25+00:00May 28th, 2012|Tableau|

Recently I created a tabular report where it was a requirement for the user to be able to sort the list by all of the different measure columns. I generally publish my reports on to Tableau Server where sorting is easy by using the Tableau toolbar but I wanted to see how to do this [...]

Tableau 6 Data Blending With Dates

2012-05-10T15:42:04+00:00May 10th, 2012|Tableau|

I’ve just had a frustrating hour trying to work out why my attempts to blend data between an Excel file and a data extract wasn’t working. I was trying to blend on 2 fields – a text field called Metric, with the same field name in both datasets, and a date field called Date in [...]

Info About Extracts on Tableau Server 6

2012-05-03T11:45:36+00:00May 3rd, 2012|Tableau, Tableau Server|

My current employer is still using Tableau Server 6.1 – or 6.1.6 to be precise. I’ve been trying to work out how the extracts work when pulling from a SQL Server so the same extract can be shared by multiple dashboards. The reason for this is that some of my extracts take a long time [...]