How to Create Email Subscriptions in Tableau

Have you ever built an informative, actionable, beautiful dashboard only for it to get a few views by the end-users it is intended to benefit? Until I learned about email subscriptions in Tableau Server and Tableau Online, many of my dashboards were not reaching the intended audience. This blog covers how to address this common […]

How to Fine-Tune Your Data for Tableau

Have you ever built an awesome Tableau dashboard only to have it take forever to load on Tableau Server? Or maybe mid-development, you’ve experienced the frustration of your views taking a long time to query in Tableau Desktop? This guide will help you avoid long load and query times as much as possible by pointing […]

Digital Ads Tableau Dashboard Example

Digital Ads Tableau Dashboard Example View Dashboard in Tableau Public Whether it is on search engines or social media sites, digital ads have become the new standard for spreading the word about your business, products, or services. Now more than ever, advertisers need to have a holistic understanding of the performance of their digital ads […]

Corporate Finance: Tableau Dashboard Example

Corporate Finance: Tableau Dashboard Example View Dashboard in Tableau Public If you’re looking for strategic updates on key financial metrics like Actual revenue, Actual vs. Budget, Actuals vs. the previous year, etc., this is the Tableau finance dashboard for you! Our Tableau finance analysis dashboard makes it easy for you to compare how your actual […]

How to Use the Gauge Chart Template

In this blog post, I’m going to teach you how to use the Gauge Chart template. Step 1: Download the Template Go here and download the template. Step 2: Update the Data Sources Open the workbook. Note there are two data sources: gauge_placeholder and “Update this data”. Edit the “Update this data” data source. In […]

How to Make a Gauge Chart in Tableau

In this blog post, I will show you how to create a gauge chart that is extremely customizable, adjustable to your data, and can fit several different scenarios. The final result will allow you to make stylistic changes with a click of a button. What is a Gauge Chart? A gauge chart displays the performance […]

How to Promote Column Headers with Tableau Prep Builder

Perhaps you’ve encountered this frustration when importing data into Tableau Desktop or Tableau Prep Builder. The dreaded renaming of all of your columns into F1, F2, F3 and so on. Perhaps that’s because you are working with an Excel spreadsheet to which you have added headers (which I always promote when talking about good spreadsheet […]

How Much Does a Tableau Consultant Cost?

There’s a common joke amongst consultants that they rarely give straightforward answers. Their answers are almost always, “it depends.” So when we look at the question, “How much does a Tableau consultant cost?” Of course, the answer is, “it depends.” In this article, I’ll try to give context and narrow in on costs. To start, […]

How to Make Custom Sorting Headers in Tableau

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ2LpTlM2Rw In this post, I’ll be walking through how to create table headers in Tableau that allows your users to customize the sorting of the values.  Why Should You Add This to Your Tables? Stakeholders often ask for tables when they want to see a lot of information related to a value consolidated into one […]

How to Build a Multiple Measure Waterfall Chart with Filters in Tableau

One of the most consistent challenges I often see with Tableau is creating very specific visualizations under constraints of the data. The most common of these are creating waterfall charts with multiple measures and wanting to apply filters across these visualizations. In Tableau, the solution is not always straightforward. If you were creating a traditional […]