Tag Archives: dashboards

Dashboards

Templating

Good workflow by Matt Francis:
Wannabe Data Rock Star: Create a default Tableau Template

Sizing

Awesome post by Shawn Wallwork on monitor sizes:
http://community.tableausoftware.com/message/185447#185447

Output

using #Tableau to copy images and then Paste>Special>Metafile in Powerpoint just changed my life (and my image resolution problems)!

Embed and open Tableau workbooks in PowerPoint

http://www.clearlyandsimply.com/clearly_and_simply/2012/05/embed-and-open-tableau-workbooks-in-powerpoint.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ClearlyAndSimply+%28Clearly+and+Simply%29

Worksheet->Export->Crosstab to Excel does a crosstab view (would need to fill), Worksheet->Copy->Crosstab does all values

Using parameters to create a dynamic hierarchy
http://www.clearlyandsimply.com/clearly_and_simply/2012/03/dynamic-hierarchies-with-tableau.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ClearlyAndSimply+%28Clearly+and+Simply%29

http://kb.tableausoftware.com/articles/knowledgebase/creating-table-contents-navigate-other-dashboards

Filter all views in one dashboard
http://community.tableausoftware.com/thread/116216

Dashboard/view display:
Using filter values in target sheet title makes it clear which data is displayed #tableaujedi #TCC11

Creating menus to navigate within a tableau workbook using Filter Actions
http://interworks.co.uk/tooltips/menu-navigation-within-a-tableau-workbook/

Performance tip
http://tableaulove.tumblr.com/post/21715365748/tableau-performance-show-sheets-as-tabs

Cleaning up visualizations:
http://community.tableausoftware.com/message/174886#174886

Titles:
Put dates in Title field, other totals to indicate aggregation/filtering
Use an IFNULL([Field], “”) to make blank strings, and can color those strings

Buttons on dashboards:
http://community.tableausoftware.com/thread/116260
ideas: create a worksheet that looks like a button, then put a filter action behind the worksheet

Pretty sliders on dashboards (from Shawn Wallwork):
http://community.tableausoftware.com/thread/117632

Open dashboard with action
http://community.tableausoftware.com/thread/117786

iPad
https://www.interworks.com/blogs/eshiarla/2012/02/10/designing-tableau-visualizations-ipad

rotating iPad does not force resize/refresh:
http://community.tableausoftware.com/thread/116903

Need two Action filters to have filter action on self and other worksheets:
http://community.tableausoftware.com/message/200979#200979

Creating a report portal (to other Tableau Dashboards) as a Tableau Dashboard – by Mark Jackson:
http://community.tableausoftware.com/docs/DOC-5277

Custom Tableau Server landing page (a Tableau Dashboard that points to other Tableau Dashboards) – by Mark Jackson:
http://community.tableausoftware.com/docs/DOC-5276


Typography tweaks - Added March 8, 2015

From Richard Rouse @bibleviz
https://www.interworks.com/blogs/rrouse/2015/03/05/my-favorite-tableau-typography-tweaks



Creating custom color palettes from images (and other references) - Added January 14, 2015

http://community.tableausoftware.com/docs/DOC-5867?et=watches.email.document_comment#comment-11481



testing Tableau for Mobile on a non-mobile browser - Added January 13, 2015

http://community.tableausoftware.com/docs/DOC-5346?et=watches.email.document



A Rough Guide to Tableau Filter Actions by Peter Gilks - Added December 20, 2014

http://paintbynumbersblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/a-rough-guide-to-tableau-dashboard.html



JavaScript for rotating dashboards over time - Added December 13, 2014

http://community.tableausoftware.com/message/319112?et=watches.email.thread#319112



Enabling live refresh & rotating visualizations - Added October 5, 2014

Here’s the thread http://community.tableausoftware.com/message/292718?et=watches.email.thread#292718 and the tool Shawn mentioned http://www.winautomation.com/


Related posts:

  • Design
  • Parameters
  • A New Compact (Mostly) Filter Layout for Showing All the Options
  • Creating a Dynamic "Parameter" with a Tableau Data Blend
  • Unexpected Results: Aliases in URL Parameters
  • Dynamic secondary axis titles (in a few more minutes)