Micol joined The Information Lab after completing a Physics MSci at Imperial College London. Upon discovering interactive Tableau dashboards during a summer internship, Micol became enthusiastic about data visualisation and decided she wanted to be an expert herself. Her degree gave her sound analytical and numerical skills, but rarely a creative outlet. At The Information Lab, Micol is looking forward to combining her creativity and her passion for numbers through data analysis and visualisations. By building compelling dashboards, she hopes to make data analytics accessible and enjoyable to non-data-analysts.
Apart from data analytics, Micol loves reading books in different languages and experimenting in the kitchen.
Setting up an incremental refresh on Tableau server is very easy. If you are wondering why you should set up an incremental refresh, have a read through this blog by Luke. First of all you will need to use a data source that has either a Unique row ID or a time stamp...
What are the benefits of using a formula tool rather than a spatial tool?
There isn’t an immediately-apparent way in Alteryx to populate a drop-down menu from a column in your dataset. But don’t worry, there is a workaround!
Did you know there is a ‘spatial tool’ in Alteryx that is not a Spatial Tool? Say you wanted to combine several spatial objects into one. The quickest way to do that is with a summarize tool.
An attempt at trying to explain dimensions and measures without mentioning continuous and discrete fields?
Did you know you can let the user choose the date level in Tableau dashboards? I didn’t til yesterday, and it is now top of my list of cool Tableau features (I also didn’t have one of those til yesterday).
This is nothing earth-shattering, but if, like me, you used to document your dataset in a separate Word document (please don’t judge me!) then this tip is very useful.
I would have never imagined that I’d start my first job working from home. But just over a week ago, it became much more real.