Data School Cohort 8 Reflective Blog

Reflecting back at 4 months of Data School – learning curve, blogs, personal development. Our time at the Data School has come to an end, so it’s time to sit down and look back at the experience as a whole.   1. Learning Curve For me the first few...

How to NOT break your Table Calc Labels in Tableau

A quick tip on how to make sure your table calculation labels don’t break when you update your table calc’s in Tableau. When you create charts containing table calculations, you might tend to drag your table calculation onto the Label shelf for it to...

Time stamping your data in Tableau and Tableau Prep

Some quick tips on how to keep track of the last time your datasource was updated in Tableau. Knowing when your datasource has been refreshed can be of utmost importance when you are working with time sensitive data. Even when dashboards are updated once a month, it...

Dashboard Week Day 5: where it all comes together

A recap of Dashboard Week Day 5 with tips and tricks used throughout. Dashboard Week has come to a successful end, with Friday being particularly hectic. 9 am: present Thursdays work 10 am: start on the new London Air project 1:30 pm: should probably move from Alteryx...

Dashboard Week Day 4: Dashboard Week in Practice

Some quick points on why I think daily projects such as Dashboard Week can be massively useful to prepare you for client work. Dashboard Week Day 4 was a little different than usual as I had a Shadow day, following fellow Dataschoolers Neil Lord @LordNeilLord and Dan...