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.
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?