Six Uses for Transparent Shapes in Tableau

Sometimes you need to include custom shapes for your visualizations. One useful trick in Tableau is including a completely transparent, single-pixel image as a shape on dashboards and worksheets. This shape is extremely versatile and underutilized. When hovering over the shape, the end-user is unable to highlight or select the shape. In fact, the single-pixel transparent .png […]

Not-to-Miss Sessions at Tableau Conference 2019

Last week the Tableau Conference schedule came out and our clients have been asking us which sessions we should attend. Instead of sharing that information just with them, we thought we’d share them in a blog post. Enjoy! Spencer Since our speciality at Tessellation is driving analytics culture at enterprise levels, it’s no surprise that […]

Part 3 of Learning Tableau: Advanced Certified

This post was written by Tina Boe. After three certifications, eight weeks, and 31 modules and I have made it through Data Coach’s Zero to Tableau Associate course! When I started all of this I had never used Tableau before. Now, I have graduated my skills from learning the essentials of Tableau, to the core components, […]

Tutorial: Circular Sankey Diagram in Tableau

So you are probably tired of regular old sankey diagrams. What If I told you there is a way to take your Sankey’s to the next level by combining it with something everyone loves: circles. Before I start the tutorial, I want to provide a bit of code to prep the data (and a link […]

Part 1 of Learning Tableau: Foundations Certified

This post was written by Tina Boe. Three weeks ago, I had never laid a finger on Tableau. Today, I uploaded my first dashboard to Tableau Public. How did I do it? Through Data Coach’s Zero to Tableau Associate training, developed and hosted by phData. What is the Zero to Tableau Associate Training? If you’re not already familiar, […]

Tableau Conference 2019 Takeaways

This past week the Tessellation team took to the desert of Las Vegas for Tableau Conference 2019. The team left Vegas with some great connections, industry knowledge, and fun team memories. Here is a recap of our team’s biggest take aways from this year’s conference! Shaun Davis Getting to sit super close to the stage […]

Tableau’s New Relationships and What They Mean

The release of Tableau 2020.2 has a lot of cool new features, but perhaps none are more game-changing than the implementation of relationships into the data model. There have been many conversations throughout the BI community about why Tableau is moving in this direction and why they removed the beloved Dimension and Measure panes. As […]

Top 10 Underrated Tableau Features

There are a lot of resources available to read about the shining stars of Tableau, the showstoppers. This is not that blog. This is the blog for the underdogs, the little things that people often overlook that go a long way in improving your process. At phData, we got together 10 of our Tableau developers […]

A Beginners Tableau Tutorial: How to Get Started

Are you thinking of getting started with Tableau? Maybe people at your organization have already been using Tableau and you’ve recently been encouraged to get on board. Or perhaps you are looking to upskill after seeing that Tableau is a required or recommended skill for many job listings? I remember when I first learned about […]