Lorna Eden

Lorna started using Tableau whilst on her placement with British Gymnastics, and saw the potential to be able to develop a number of databases into full Tableau dashboards. She would love to be able to take what she learns and apply it to everything that she does.

Lorna has always been passionate about data, and using excel was time consuming. Whereas through the power of Tableau and Alteryx, data analysis and visualisation will become a lot easier. She is looking forward to being able to explore the full potential of both Tableau and Alteryx.

She is also very passionate about sports, mostly TaeKwon-Do, Warrington Wolves Rugby League Club and Gymnastics.

#DS2TipWeek – Arranging Shapes Using Index

This little trick is going to show you how to put custom shapes into two columns using index. Also this particular exercise will arrange them in Alphabetical order. If you need to refresh yourself on how to create custom shape filters click here.     So the first...

#DS2TipWeek – LODs of Fun with Custom Dates

Today's tip involves two handy little tricks I learnt whilst teaching Level of Detail (LOD's) to DS2.   So the scenario is- you want to see the average sales by month and year but we also want to define the average sales specifically per year, which then can enable...

#DS2TipWeek – Fill a Date Range Using Alteryx

Last week I came across an issue where I had a start date and end date per customer ID, but was joining to data that had daily inputs. Little did I realise Andy Pick had used a Custom SQL to create this but I managed to do this through using the generate rows tool in...

#DS2TipWeek – Expanding Rows and Columns

When making a chart or table in Tableau, sometimes the normal view is too small but entire view is also too big.   Here is a quick tip to allow you to control how big you want the rows and columns. Yes you can easily drag each row or column but here is a quicker way....

#LODSofFun- Difference from selected

A couple of weeks back I taught the data school some Level of Detail (LODs) calculations and went through some examples. I recently used one within my makeover Monday. As you can see the parameter is allowing the user to select a year to compare online hotel revenue...

Creating aeroplane directions in Alteryx

So after Paul Chapman set me a challenge to make sure my aeroplanes were facing the direction of travel, I made it my job to figure out how to do this. He had already sent my a file with 360 plane images rotating through the 360 degree range.   In my dataset I had...

Playing with Big Data Set

Well this weeks task was to download all the data from United States Department of Transport, but with the intention of uploading to tableau public post presentations. This is a big data set. The issue with this is Tableau Public can only have 10 million records, and...

How to change the week start date

Today at the data school, we had a few issues with values being incorrect. This could of been due to different Tableau settings started on a different day of the week.   This quick blog post will show you how to change the week start day without a calculated field  ...

Using Parameters as Headers

If you use a parameter to let the user control what he/she is seeing in the view, it could get a little confusing having a single fixed axis title. This video will quickly show you how to create a parameter, and then how to use said parameter as a header.  ...

Team Work Makes the Dream Works

Eight weeks into training, a few client projects completed but something didn't quite feel right from my perspective. Yes we had team work, but we didn't really follow any form of direction or process. The project planning we did originally wasn't brilliant, we did...

What time is it? Its Dashboard Time Number 4

This week is #DashboardWeek here at the Data School. The aim of the week is to produce a Dashboard a day, if it wasn’t difficult enough to do data prep and then build a viz, Andy decided that we could only start the days project after Lunch. This automatically raises...

What time is it? Its Dashboard Time Number 3

This week is #DashboardWeek here at the Data School. The aim of the week is to produce a Dashboard a day, if it wasn’t difficult enough to do data prep and then build a viz, Andy decided that we could only start the days project after Lunch. This automatically raises...

What time is it? Its Dashboard Time Number 2

This week is #DashboardWeek here at the Data School. The aim of the week is to produce a Dashboard a day, if it wasn't difficult enough to do data prep and then build a viz, Andy decided that we could only start the days project after Lunch. This automatically raises...

What time is it? Its Dashboard Time Number 1

This week is #DashboardWeek here at the Data School. The aim of the week is to produce a Dashboard a day, if it wasn't difficult enough to do data prep and then build a viz, Andy decided that we could only start the days project after Lunch. This automatically raises...

Alteryx App – Fly Away

This weeks project was to make an Alteryx App. The first thoughts was what the hell we haven't been taught this, but after reading through the tutorial made available on Alteryx things started to make sense. During the brief, the possibility of making the app link to...

How to execute Tableau from Alteryx

This weeks project was to build an Alteryx app. When we had the project brief it was mentioned about trying to execute Tableau from Alteryx. I decided to take on this challenge to try and make this execution work.   The first thing you need to do is create a workflow...

How to create custom shape filters

I used custom shape filters in my original interview viz, which when presented back to the new DS2 group was highlighted as 'pretty awesome filters'. So I thought I would blog how to create such filters. This video should help you to create custom shape filters. This...