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 [...]

Build responsive Tableau dashboards for mobile and desktop

2020-04-15T08:57:58+00:00April 11th, 2020|Tableau|

Tableau automatically optimises a dashboard to fit the device, meaning it resizes for viewing on mobile devices. Whether a desktop, tablet or various sizes of mobile phones, Tableau is responsive and can resize to fit the screen. Even better, it is possible for the exact same Tableau dashboard to have a different layout on a [...]