Technical Features

  • Technical Features

Using Tableau’s INDEX() Function for Easier Top N Filtering


Ryan Sleeper

Make filter results more predictable by basing them on row number Do your filters ever return a result you weren’t…

Why and How to Make Jitter Plots in Tableau


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Separate overlapping marks to reveal more underlying data Learn how to improve charts like box-and-whisker plots that have lots of…

Triple Crown Framework for Data Visualization: Data


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“You can’t have data visualization without data.” Ryan shares tips around this critical pillar of data analytics and visualization. Hear…

Tableau’s Detail Marks Card and Visualization Level of Detail


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Learn to control the granularity of an analysis Every visualization in Tableau has a “level of detail”. Understanding this aspect…

Tableau Filters and Order of Operations


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Data source filters > context filters > dimension filters > measure filters See how the different types of Tableau filters…

Organizing Dimensions and Measures in Tableau


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Improve your authoring experience with these organization tips The larger a dataset becomes, the more challenging it can be to…

How to Use Tableau’s MAKEPOINT and MAKELINE Functions


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How to make hub and spoke maps to connect locations Hub and spoke maps are a great choice for visualizing…

How to Use Tableau Sets to Create Relative Date Filters


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An easier solution for filtering to a relative date range Default date filters in Tableau have (1) limited and static…

How to Use Tableau Parameter Dashboard Actions


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Overwrite parameter values by simply interacting with a dashboard Learn how to add a “Change Parameter” action to a dashboard;…