If I walked this path again

Part of reflecting in the New Year is looking back at what you would have done differently. I’m certain that I made the right choice in joining the Data School and have really enjoyed my time so far. If I had the chance to repeat the last few months, however,...

How to succeed in the Data School

Feedback is the breakfast of champions In the Data School I have been surrounded by colleagues with some exceptional skills and knowledge. The atmosphere is such that nobody should be afraid to give or receive feedback about their work. Sometimes the coaches have...

Uphill battles at the Data School

As a new year begins, I’d like to share with you my biggest challenges of being in the Data School. Working as part of a big team In my previous job roles I was very independent. I worked as part of an organisation but was given the freedom to drive projects...

Using the Include function in Tableau calculations

In Tableau, the default behaviour is for all data to be aggregated by whatever dimensions are in the view. This includes and dimensions which are on  the rows and columns shelf as well as the marks card. There are occasions however, when we need to aggregate by a...

Editing Tableau Server Project Permissions

When Tableau Server is deployed in a large organisation management will want to allow users to have specific privileges or restrictions with regards to projects, workbooks and data sources. Users can be set with specific roles and privileges and we can also set...