#TechTalk

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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Lessons from Executive Dashboarding (#3): Dividing a measure by 0 (or a negligible denominator)

Ana Yin April 23, 2018
Today’s blog is all about a very annoying issue faced when you divide a numerator by either a 0 or an almost negligible denominator. The result is either a null or a blown up percentage figure which distorts real life situations. I faced this exact ...
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Lessons from Executive Dashboarding (#2): 3 ways of excluding values from Filter display(s) in Tableau

Ana Yin February 01, 2018
One of the pains I often hear about is the lack of ‘out-of-the-box’ functionality in Tableau that allows you to restrict what values are displayed in Quick Filters. This ability would be extremely useful when you don’t want the values excluded in ...
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