Tips for the Tableau Desktop Qualified Associate exam!

I recently took the Tableau Desktop Qualified Associate exam and passed after 2 months of training at the data school, so I felt compelled to write a quick guide about the resources I utilised. Taking the exam was a great confidence booster in my knowledge and...

How to visualise missing dates? #tableautip

I’m going to show you 2 different ways you can show a gap between your missing values in your time series graph. In my example below I wanted to show the gap in time for WWII because the winter Olympics didn’t happen in that time period:     The first way...

Dashboard week: calculating distance

Friday marked the last day of dashboard week the dataset was about the locations of the bathrooms in the city of Vancouver, there was a time limit to produce something insightful in a visualisation. So I went with the idea of calculating the distance between Vancouver...

Dashboard week: knowledge is key

For today’s dashboard week we received data about major league baseball containing 147 years worth of baseball data from the retrosheet. This was also parsed using the XML tool and we had to use the data dictionary to match the header to the corresponding...

Dashboard week: finding a story

Day 3 was food hygiene data from the food standard agency first we had to download the data and XML parse it because the data is in XML like this: We used an XML Parse tool and included Child Values and Outer XML to include all the data in the outer XML code and inner...