Using Parameters as Filters

Last week I built a dashboard which included a worksheet that was operated by a parameter. I also wanted to use a filter on other worksheets included on the dashboard to allow the user more flexibility when analyzing the data. Both my parameter and the filter were...

Formatting a Drill-Down Chart

Following on from my previous blog on how to create a drill-down chart using set actions, this blog will show some ways to format the chart to make it more attractive and intuitive. When you have created a set it functions as a Boolean field which returns ‘In’ or...

Creating Drill-Down Charts using Set Actions

This is possibly my favorite thing to do create in Tableau. I really like these charts as they give a clear overview at first glance and then allow you to dig deeper into a category to get more info. I created a drill down bar chart for this week’s makeover Monday...

Using a Parameter in Conjunction with a Filter

DS19’s penultimate project saw us working with data from the National Student Survey. My team were tasked with creating a dashboard which allowed the user to compare the results of the NSS between universities. The Aim I wanted to create an interactive chart...

Top Tips for Virtual Training

I started training with The Data School in February 2020 as part of DS19. After 6 weeks of training we unfortunately had to start working from home due to Covid-19. We have now just finished our 14th week of training (8th week of being at home) and so we have been...