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 [...]

Format Tableau subscription message

2020-03-18T16:12:33+00:00December 19th, 2019|Tableau|

No doubt you have noticed when putting a message into a Tableau subscription in the actual email it comes out as one long string. No matter how you format the text in the Tableau subscription message box it comes out differently in the actual email. However there is a solution to improve the Tableau subscription [...]

Export a Tableau dashboard to PDF using a URL

2020-03-18T16:24:08+00:00September 28th, 2019|Tableau|

This post explains how to export a Tableau dashboard to PDF by URL. Tableau Server offers a lot of functionality using the URL including filtering and exporting. I wrote about filtering a Tableau dashboard using the URL in a previous post. Exporting a Tableau dashboard to PDF by URL is as simple as appending .pdf [...]

Fix the number of pages to export pdf from Tableau

2020-02-27T15:53:40+00:00September 22nd, 2019|Tableau, Tableau Basic|

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 chart across two pages isn't particularly readable. Therefore the [...]