Boolean makes your Tableau faster – true or false?

2020-09-11T09:36:34+00:00September 11th, 2020|Tableau|

The Boolean data type is the most efficient for Tableau to process. Yet it is very under-used. It seems many developers do not make proper use of the Boolean data type in Tableau. Perhaps it is misunderstood. This article will tell you what you need to know about the Boolean in a Tableau context. On [...]

How to automatically resize tables on a Tableau dashboard

2020-09-03T20:32:58+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Tableau|

Do you have a table on a Tableau dashboard that you need to automatically resize dependent on the number of rows in the table? Maybe applying a filter leaves a lot of white space under the table? Perhaps you’re using a parameter allowing the user to dynamically choose the dimension to slice their data. The [...]

Sheet swapping in Tableau

2020-05-24T07:18:54+00:00May 20th, 2020|Tableau|

This article describes how to do sheet swapping in Tableau. Sheet swapping is where sheets are hidden/displayed (swapped!) depending on user dashboard selections. Later versions of Tableau (2019.2+) provide more ways to swap sheets. However, whichever technique you choose, it is a little fiddly. But if it improves the user experience it is worth the [...]

Tableau Scaffolding Dates – Calculating Deferred Revenue

2020-05-24T07:24:13+00:00May 13th, 2020|Tableau|

There are a small number of use cases where Tableau scaffolding is the solution. In Tableau, scaffolding dates is used to "fill in" missing dates, where these dates actually need to exist in the data source. For example sometimes each date, even those not in the data, need a value for additional calculation. A real-world [...]

How to remove the abc column in Tableau

2020-05-06T06:46:20+00:00May 4th, 2020|Tableau|

How to remove the abc column may be the most commonly asked Tableau question. Hiding the abc column is one of those Tableau tasks that should be very simple...but actually requires some tricks to do. This article will show you five options of how to hide the abc. When does the abc column appear? The [...]

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