Dashboard Week – Day 2

Day 2 of Dashboard week, and it’s about battlefields in the UK. It certainly was a battle to get the data out of the website. Hahaha. The first steps of webscraping this website seemed fine, until you realise that the structure for each battlefield web page...

Dashboard Week – Day 1

This week is dashboard week at the Data School, which means a new dashboard every day with a different challenge every time. Today’s challenge was to webscrape some data about UFO sightings, so first we take it into Alteryx to download some data and using a lot...

How to round time in Tableau

This week I came across a neat little trick to round DATETIMEs in tableau to the nearest time interval you want. I’ll start by showing you what the calculations I used were, and then I’ll explain the theory behind it. I. The calculations To round to the...

Automating Tableau Server

This week at the Data School, we’ve been learning about Tableau Server. As all good servers do, you can automate repetitive tasks (much like cron jobs). Within Tableau Server, you can create ‘schedules’ which specify what type of tasks you want it to...