Dashboard Week Day 1 – UFO Sightings!

The first day of our dashboard week was all about UFO sightings from the National UFO Reporting Center Online Database. The task involved Web Scraping all of the UFO sightings from the webpage and then making a dashboard of our results. Here’s how I got on!

4 Steps to Creating a Parameter

With the recent release of the new Tableau, there has been a lot of buzz around the new parameter action features. Therefore, I thought I would take a step back and write a blog post about how to actually create a good old parameter in the first place!

MakePoint and MakeLine in Tableau

With the new release of Tableau, there have been a lot of new features to get everyone excited. Parameter Actions and Vector Maps seem to be getting a lot of the attention (and rightly so!) but Tableau have also released a feature which allows you to create points on...

Tableau Prep Tip – Converting Bracketed Numbers to Negatives

Data files can come in lots of shapes, sizes, and formats. This is especially the case when working with numbers, as there are lots of ways to format a negative. Traditionally, in Excel, this is done by using a ‘-’, red text colour, and sometimes within brackets.