These are a few of my (new) favourite things

by Lily Unsworth

A day and a half of Tableau fundamentals was what we were promised, and thanks to the speedy teaching style of Head Coach Kriebel, fun with a little bit of going mental was exactly what we got. We learnt a lot in a short space of time, and there are definitely a few moments where I wondered how did I not know this before. So, here’s my top four time-saving titbits which would probably have saved me a few hours had I known them prior to applying.

  • You don’t have to remove one thing from the view before putting another in, pills can be replaced by dragging one on top of each other.

  • Instead of going through the tooltip shelf and deleting the bits that you don’t want, you can remove things from the tooltip by right clicking in the pill and un-ticking the “Show in Tooltip” option.

  • Anything you’ve changed the format on shows in bold on the format menu, and you can undo all the formatting you have played with by right-clicking on the item and clearing formatting.

  • Instead of trying to find the space to click in the data pane to create a calculated field, make them from the drop down in the top right of the measure shelf (the carrot/diamond, depending on your view)

I know right, how did I not know that?! I’m sure I can’t be the only one though.

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