Dynamic tooltips in Tableau: tips and tricks

In this post I discuss how to tackle frequent issues that come up when creating dynamic tooltips: how to concatenate different data types, mix aggregate and non-aggregate fields in IF statements, and use level of detail expressions. Last Friday we joined DS16 for...

Conditional colouring of totals and subtotals in Tableau

Tableau allows you to create many intricate charts, but frequently in a business environment your stakeholders want to see a simple bar chart showing total values for different categories of goods or services. In this post I would like to share a useful formatting...

Think inside the timebox: project managing your work

Photo by Kevin Ku on Unsplash The first week at The Data School for our cohort, DS17, ended with the first Friday challenge. We had 3 hours to re-design a viz from one of our old Data School applications, supplement it with any additional data we wished to add, and...