How to Dynamically Resize Fonts in Tableau

In this tutorial I will go over a quick calculation I made last week that dynamically sizes words based on rankings. I wanted to do this so that the top performing states would really stand out on the dashboard. The issue is that if you change font in tableau all of...

Creating a Radial Bar Chart In Tableau

In this tutorial I will be going over how to make a radial bar chart. This chart type is very visually appealing and whilst it may not be the best way of clearly displaying the data, it will get people looking at the chart. Introduction I found out about this...

How to Dynamically Show How Many Variables are Being Filtered

This trick utilises tableau’s order of operations and where different calculations and filters interact and offers a way to dynamically show how many variables are in the view. The trick in action The scenario Lets say you want to look at a select few sub-categories...

Attaching the “st” to 1st in Tableau

Ordinal suffixes like the ‘st’ bit of 1st aren’t automatically attached in tableau. This can be quite annoying for formatting and can sometimes make dashboards a bit ugly. Luckily with the help of some logic in a calculation we can automatically attach the correct...

The Ramblings of a Madman – Day 5

9:06 the data is up, Andy’s gone full ‘Murica on us and we’re looking at the FREEDOM of information act. Hopefully it will be interesting, from the blog it looks like there’s a lot of data prep involved. 10:02 Another slow start today, but no matter, I’ve had a pretty...