Tip Week #5 – Reflective Blog

With our second week finished, we have learnt so much already – both in Alteryx and Tableau. This week, we focused on Tableau 101. We started off with the basics, learning about different data types and extracts on Tableau. A great thing to get to grips with is the...

Tip Week #4 – Pareto Charts

What is a Pareto Chart? According to the Pareto Principle ‘for many events roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes’. Or, in more practical terms, 20% of your customers/cities/regions are responsible for 80% of your sales. How do you build...

Tip Week #3 – Sketches

Got an intersting dataset, but struggling to come up with ideas for your viz? Grab a pen and a piece of paper and sketch out your ideas! Divide your sheet into six smaller sections and draw a simple viz into each of them. It doesn’t have to be very detailed, but...

Tip Week #2 – Date Calculations

Date calculations are useful if you want to manipulate dates in your data source. To get you started I’m going to cover five of them in this blogpost: DATENAME DATEPART DATETRUNC DATEADD DATEDIFF Before I dive deeper into each function let me clarify a term...

Tip Week #1 – Ranked Sort

If you’ve ever used Tableau you’re probably familiar with the sort buttons. Clicking them will instantly sort your data in ascending or descending order. And while this is very straightforward in simple usecases, you might come across more complex problems...