Tableau Server Repository- The Self-Data Maker

Week 8 of The Data School was all about building on our knowledge of Tableau Server and getting our heads around the PostgreSQL database. PostgreSQL is built into Tableau and is fundamentally a database where Tableau Server stores all the data relating to how the...

Top 5 Tips to Succeeding in your First Client Project

Research company Before meeting the client on Monday morning, do a little research into the company over the weekend. Try to have a basic understanding of what the company does, where their offices are, who the key people are, and whether they have been in the news...

Joins, Union and Blending

On Day 1 of Week 4 of The Data School, we spent a hefty amount time trying to get to grips with the different ways you can link data that and how each of them work. Here is an overview of the four different types and how they appear in Tableau. TYPE: Join WHAT: two...

Discrete vs Continuous

During our first couple of days as DS-ers we have been covering Tableau Fundamentals. For my first actual Tableau based blog post I am keeping it super simple with continuous vs discrete dates. The data I have given as an example shows sum of sales by quarter for each...

DS16: Expectations

I think the application process for The Data School has given a small introduction as to what to expect from The Data School and life as a data consultant. These are my expectations after Day 1: There will be things I won’t grasp immediately but there is no...