TCC Recap: Rapid Fire Tips & Tricks

By Daniel Hom 2012/11/13

We launched a brand new session for our North American customer conference this year called Rapid Fire Tips & Tricks. Six panelists made up of customers, partners and Tableau employees gathered around to share two quick tricks that they use in Tableau, from tricky table calculations to making better use of dashboard space. We've compiled all 24 tricks below which you can view online or download. Thanks to all the presenters!

Eric Shiarla (Interworks)
Show or Hide Reference Lines, Dynamic Anchor for Relative Date Filter

Anya A'Hearn (Datablick)
Encoding Custom Lat/Long for Background Images, the 'Chart-o-Matic'

Matt Lee (Adobe)
Auto Dashboard Resizing, Dynamic Titles on Worksheets

Lee Feinberg (DecisionViz)
Charts as Legends, Swapping between Circles and Numbers

Tom Brown (The Information Lab)
Sorting on Data Blend, Pasting into a Custom Value List

Ben Jones (DataRemixed)
Waterfall Charts, Select a Sort Method

Jazmyn Li (Tableau Software)
Fields Above a Selected Value, Bump Charts

Jonah Kim (Tableau Software)
Swapping Levels of Date, My Product Compared to Others

Scott Wasserman (Tableau Software)
Dashboard Info Button, Tooltip Bar Charts
Animated Page Shelves, Dashboard Accordion Filters

Daniel Hom (Tableau Software)
Parameter Titles, Dashboard Navigation
Hide instead of Filter, Swapping Chart Types


Submitted by Juracy A. on

Hi Daniel,

Just let you know , the Warerfall Charts link doesn't work

Submitted by Juracy A. on

Dashboard Accordion Filters as well

Thanks for letting us know Juracy. I've alerted the authors to see if they can republish their workbook. I'll fix the links once that's done.

The links have been republished and should work now.

Submitted by Juracy A. on

Hi Daniel , thank you very much.

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