Monthly Archives: January 2020

Tableau use Gantt when Square mark type coming out of cell

2020-03-03T20:12:32+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Tableau|

When adding colour to a Square mark type in Tableau the colour can spill out of the cell, covering other adjacent cells. I don't know why this happens. For example see the dashboard below. Hover over the cells and check the tooltip. There is a difference between the Square and the Gantt mark types. The [...]

Using the Placeholder for advanced Tableau tables

2020-03-18T17:09:07+00:00January 15th, 2020|Tableau|

Creating tables in Tableau with Excel style conditional formatting is a common ask of Tableau developers. I understand many visualisation purists don’t like tables but sometimes it is the best way to show the data. After all a heatmap is a table with colour! Those experienced in Tableau are aware it’s not Excel and the [...]

Simple Conditional Formatting in Tableau

2020-03-18T17:00:51+00:00January 13th, 2020|Tableau, Tableau Basic|

Creating conditionally formatted tables is a regular request for Tableau consultants. This is very similar to what users are used to in Excel. For example they may want some columns to be highlighted and others to be left without highlighting. Conditional formatting in Tableau is an appropriate description. For simple highlighting requests - for example [...]