#TechTalk

Tableau Nested LODs - A Dummy’s Guide

Ana Yin December 22, 2020
Nested LODs, as I’m sure most of you will agree, is not the lightest topic by any stretch of the imagination. After hours trying to understand the mechanics of Nested LODs, I’ve finally been able to mock up a dataset that allowed me to explore not ...
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Tableau 2020.3 Review: Top 5 New Additions

Raymond Chan August 18, 2020
Tableau Software announced Tableau 2020.3 last week, positioned as ‘scaling prepped data just got easier’. 2020.3 enables users to output to and update external databases directly from Tableau Prep Builder.
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The Power of the Sparkline

Zachary Anstee July 09, 2020
These small, data-dense graphics are often overlooked when representing data-heavy reports. Sparkline charts are perfect for representing the data intense in a simple and succinct word-sized graphic, adding context and value to even the blandest of ...
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Benchmark Testing of Snowflake using Tableau

Oswald Almeida June 10, 2020
I investigated the performance of Snowflake on data sets of various sizes like TPCH_SF1 (approx. 6 million rows) and TPCH_SF10 (approx. 60 million rows) using Tableau. The benchmark test was conducted to assess timely access to business data through ...
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Introducing Tableau Metrics – 5 Great Functions in Tableau 2020.2

Raymond Chan June 02, 2020
We all know how much effort it takes to update Tableau Server when a new version is launched: planning for the update, creating backups of the server, notifying users for the downtime, perhaps also testing the update in a testing server prior. The ...
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Tableau celebrates Valentine’s Day with its first update in 2019

Raymond Chan February 25, 2019
I was in Perth last week delivering a public Tableau training session. As I presented the capabilities of Tableau 2018.3 to the students and introduced it as the latest version, one of them enthusiastically remarked, ‘Hey Ray! Tableau has ...
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Tableau Prep vs Alteryx: Which Game of Thrones character likes to visit Maggy the Frog?

Ana Yin July 16, 2018
The recent release of Tableau Prep (renamed from ‘Project Maestro’) has inspired an overwhelming response from the data community, raising questions such as ‘Is Tableau Prep the death of Alteryx?’ A quick google search of this topic will surely ...
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Getting data out of IBM Cognos TM1 into Tableau for Visualisation

Alec Jeffrey May 28, 2018
Many organisations have TM1 and many now have Tableau too. So, I get asked almost on a weekly basis by people, “How do I get TM1 data into Tableau?”.
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Tableau Data Day Out, Tableau Prep, Role Based Pricing & Much More

Alec Jeffrey May 28, 2018
Recently the Tridant team attended the Tableau Data Day Out event in Sydney as well as spending the prior 2 days engaging with the Tableau team.
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A Magic combination: Anaplan + Tableau

Alec Jeffrey May 21, 2018
Tableau empowers users to better see and understand their data through powerful visualisations, while Anaplan provides a cloud financial planning platform that connects data, people, and plans in every part of your business.
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