The Data School Blog

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... read more

User Roles in Tableau Server

There are 8 different site roles that can be assigned to your Tableau Server users. The roles determine how much access each user has to the content stored on the server and are assigned at a ‘Site’ level. Individual users can therefore have different... read more

Web editing: Tableau Server vs Tableau Desktop

If you are a user of Tableau Server you possibly noticed that it is possible to either create or edit views and dashboards online. However the functionalities in the server are not exactly the same than in Tableau Desktop. Discover few differences Since the launch of... read more

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... read more

Grabbing a beer with data extractor

I recently used to scrape some data on US craft beer brewers.  It’s a great tool for scraping data without having to know a single bit of code, so I thought I’d share it with you guys.  Although this particular example does contain some data that... read more