Why you should never hard-code in Tableau

If you’re a beginner at Tableau, it may be tempting to resort to hard-coding. After all, that’s easier than to create complicated calculations, right? I’m going to walk you through an example that demonstrates the downsides of this approach. That...

Dashboard Week Day 5 – The End

Dashboard Week has come to an end and all of DS9 survived! It’s been the best week at the DS so far!! Going through presentations, data prep, creating a dashboard, and blogging every day was a fun challenge because I learnt a lot and felt accomplished at the end...

Dashboard Week Day 4 – Baseball

Day 4 of dashboard week covered yet another sports dataset: 147 years worth of baseball data. Data preparation was fairly simple as we just needed to obtain headers for every column containing our data. Our Alteryx workflow looked like this: We started with a wildcard...

Dashboard Week Day 3 – Food Hygiene Ratings

On day 3 of dashboard Week we investigated food hygiene ratings across the UK. In order to obtain the data we had load XML files into Alteryx which looked like this: We used an XML Parse tool and included Child Values and Outer XML which returned surprisingly clean...

Dashboard Week Day 2 – How Do Americans Spend Their Day?

My day started at 7.30am when I took the Tableau Qualified Associate exam. This meant missing out on everyone’s day 1 presentations and diving straight into the new dataset. Today’s task was to scrape survey data from the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s...