I began keeping notes in a Word document when I started using Tableau – links to Tableau forum posts, blog posts, some screenshots, etc. Once it got past 30 pages, I started thinking about putting it online. Once it got over 50 pages, it became unmanageable except to fire up Word, press Ctrl+F to search, and look up what I’d entered. I’d shared the doc with a few people and they suggested putting it online, and so that got queued up. I’ve been down with a cold the last couple of days and not able to do anything requiring too much brainpower, so copying and doing some light reformatting was a perfect task…
Without further ado, I introduce: Jonathan’s Tableau Wiki. It’s my own personal supplement to the Tableau manuals, Knowledge Base, and community forums, and The Information Lab’s Tableau Hub.
You can access the wiki via the menu above, the Search to the right, or the wiki tag cloud to the right. Here are all the sub-wikis at this time:
- Dimensions and Measures
- Preparing Data
- Padding and Working with Null or Missing Values
- Table Calculations
- Filtering and Hiding
- Sorting and Top N
- Tricks + Miscellaneous Techniques
- Chart Types
- Conditional Formatting
- Formatting Bar Charts and Gantt Charts
- Output and Export
- Tableau Server
I’ve been using (and updating) the Word document almost daily for the last year and a half, I expect to continue using and expanding this resource. I’m thinking about ways to add editors/contributors, if you’re interested get in touch!