Tableau Dashboard size for ipad

2012-07-21T13:38:40+00:00July 21st, 2012|Tableau, Tableau Server|

Recently I've been experimenting in Tableau with dashboard sizes for the ipad. I prefer to set it up landscape viewing and found the optimal size is 1020 x 610 pixels, this more or less seems the perfect size to fill the full screen and remove the need for scrolling.

Info About Extracts on Tableau Server 6

2012-05-03T11:45:36+00:00May 3rd, 2012|Tableau, Tableau Server|

My current employer is still using Tableau Server 6.1 – or 6.1.6 to be precise. I’ve been trying to work out how the extracts work when pulling from a SQL Server so the same extract can be shared by multiple dashboards. The reason for this is that some of my extracts take a long time [...]

Tableau be careful using an Incremental Refresh

2018-05-29T18:54:26+00:00April 20th, 2012|Tableau, Tableau Server|

Perhaps the title of this post is a little extreme but I have spent some time trying to speed up the refreshing of my Tableau extracts recently and began to use incremental extract refreshes where I thought it was appropriate - for example with order data just adding yesterdays orders each day. On closer inspection [...]

Tableau Server Passing Parameters in the URL

2019-09-22T12:09:58+00:00February 6th, 2012|Tableau, Tableau Server|

If using Tableau Server it's possible to pass parameters to filter your dashboard via the URL. It's very straightforward and detailed in this post on the Tableau Forums. Basically just get the URL to access the dashboard on the server, add a ? at the end, which is how parameters are entered in a URL. [...]

Default Naming of Views on Tableau Server

2011-09-15T11:29:15+00:00September 15th, 2011|Tableau, Tableau Server|

I have noticed that when publishing to Tableau server, dependent on what you publish, the view name can change. If you publish a worksheet on to the server the view name becomes the same as the sheet title and not the sheet name. If you publish a dashboard the view name remains the same as [...]

Tableau Server Parameter as a Month Filter

2018-05-07T20:20:03+00:00June 13th, 2011|Tableau, Tableau Server|

In a previous post about dashboard level filtering in Tableau I used an example of creating a month parameter to act as the filter. For this post to make sense please reference the previous post at the link. The parameter worked perfectly in production, in the Tableau software, but when published on the server for [...]