Clint Creates a Calendar: Color Me Converted

Clint of instant cognition found himself in need of a calendar view of data. He worked through the problem with a little help and posted the how-to.

calendar data visualization

Thanks, Clint! What we learned:

  • It’s easy to build a calendar view in Tableau
  • It’s harder than it should be to get the data into that view
  • Tableau Sales Engineer Ty Alevizos rocks (though we had a hunch this was the case)

He must have liked working it out: “Yeah, color me converted! Thx. for the props. I am really enjoying Tableau.”

Not Endorsed by Data Geeks

But Clint is right: data purists know that a calendar view is rarely the best way to present time-series data. If you want to play with a calendar, here’s a downloadable workbook for visualizing sales in a month.

What about you? Would you use a calendar view in Tableau? If you were in Clint’s shoes, would you build the view or try to retrain the users?

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