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Blog2020-05-16T13:59:22+00:00

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Data Insights Iceberg to manage analytics project expectations

Over the years we have completed many data and insight projects. Sometimes in the early stages of these data projects it can be a challenge to manage stakeholder expectations. Data sourcing and associated analysis can be particularly time consuming. Much of this work isn’t visible, hence [...]

Are you a Tableau developer or tableau artist?

A browse on LinkedIn presents post after post of artistic, very well designed and highly complex Tableau dashboards. Many of the dashboards shared on LinkedIn often are more works of art than dashboards you would see in the corporate environment. The producers of this artwork are [...]

Using the Placeholder for advanced Tableau tables

Creating tables in Tableau with Excel style conditional formatting is a common ask of Tableau developers. Sometimes this can be technically difficult, with Tableau placeholders often being the only solution. I understand many visualisation purists don’t like tables but sometimes it is the best way to [...]

Fix the number of pages to export pdf from Tableau

Sometimes download / export to pdf is a requirement of your Tableau dashboard. Whether it's using the Tableau Server download button or downloading the pdf from Tableau Server using the URL the appearance is important. Components should fit cleanly on their page. For example splitting a [...]

Tableau Developers – where should they sit within an organisation?

Often large organisations struggle with where Tableau developers should sit within the organisation. This could also apply to any other reporting software, the likes of Power BI, Qlik, etc. As some technology is involved (i.e. Tableau) there is often a strong argument to lump it in [...]

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