Alteryx Quality of Life Tips

I have only been using Alteryx for a couple of months now, but already I’m starting to come across some of those little things that make you think: “I can’t believe I didn’t know this”. In the following I’ve compiled a list of some...

Using calculated fields to create dynamic tooltips in Tableau

This weekend I went back to some previous makeover Monday data to have a play with on a train journey. I created a fairly simple viz to show the proportion of seats held by women in the House of Representatives over time, split by party affiliation.     I wanted to...

Tips and Trips in Tableau- Action Filters

What Are Action Filters? Action filters allow higher levels of viz interactivity. By selecting a specific category the dashboard will be filtered to highlight that category. This is shown below. Figure 1 shows the default view of a dashboard. The top products by sales...

Tips for the Tableau Desktop Qualified Associate exam!

I recently took the Tableau Desktop Qualified Associate exam and passed after 2 months of training at the data school, so I felt compelled to write a quick guide about the resources I utilised. Taking the exam was a great confidence booster in my knowledge and...

Tips and Tricks in Tableau- Sorting in Tableau

Intro to Tips and Tricks in Tableau I don’t know how to do a lot of things in Tableau, yet! I have already had several head scratching moments trying to make my Viz’s more appealing. I’ll sheepishly ask my colleagues for help and they will very...