Best of the Tableau Web ... February 2015
This month, the Tableau community was abuzz with tips, tricks, and, yes, frustrations. ('I Hate When Tableau Does That'—is as great a read as the title suggests!) Seriously, there's a LOT of excellent training material here.
Welp, February came and went—it's amazing how being a mere 3 days shorter can make the month feel as though it's flying past. Luckily for me (and for you, Dear Reader) the shortest month of the year certainly didn't result in any lack of amazing content out there.
This month, the Tableau community was abuzz with tips, tricks, and, yes, frustrations. ('I Hate When Tableau Does That'—is a fantastic title and a great read.) Seriously, there's a LOT of excellent training material here.
For starters, check out this inventive use of symbols in a bullet chart:
And onto Best of the Tableau Web:
New on 9.0
- VizPainter: Other Favorite New Tableau 9.0 Features
- The Information Lab: 10 New Features in Tableau v9 You May Not Know About
- Interworks: Comparing performance of Tableau 8.3 vs Tableau 9 Server
Tips & Tricks
- VizWiz: Tableau Tip Tuesday: Creating Bar in Bar Charts
- Interworks: I Hate When Tableau Does That: Calculated Fields Edition
- Red Headed Step Data: Converting Date Values between Time Zones: Examples & Considerations
- Inviso: 5 Considerations when Using Tableau for Survey Data
- Painting with DATA: Customer Acquisition Analysis
- Red Headed Step Data: Fast & Easy Steps to Leverage Dave Andrade's Twitter Analytics Dashboard
- Vizible Difference: Dual Axis: To Be or Not To Be
- Wannabe Data Rockstar: 5 Tips for Better Tableau Storypoints
- VizWiz: Display the Total on Top of Stacked Bars
- SQLBelle: Showing Header for Text with Single Measure in Tableau
Beyond the Basics
- Tableau Love: Tableau Query Fusion, You Had Me at Hello
- Smartsheet: Enhanced Symbols, Office Timeline, and Tableau Integration
- Painting with DATA: An Alternative Bullet Chart
- Datablick: Fast and Fabulous Custom Maps Using Mapbox
- Tableau Zen: Implementing Tableau Server: Top 10 Pitfalls
- Inviso: Why Selling Tableau Is Easy as 1-2-3!
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