Dot plots are a space efficient way to compare values within one category split by a second category. This post introduces the chart type and provides an example use case.
Tableau Image Role + Cloudinary
The new image role feature makes using images in headers super easy. Adding the Cloudinary image service makes those headers dynamic and data driven. This post explores how.
Intersects Spatial Function
The new INTERSECTS() spatial function, introduced in 2022.4, makes it possible to determine if two spatial objects overlap without needing to perform a spatial join. This post walks through a few examples with points, polygons (buffers) and lines.
Dynamic Zone Visibility Dashboard
This post steps through my approach - and the calculations used - for creating a dashboard that shows different charts based on five different analysis scenarios by using the dynamic zone visibility feature.
Dynamic Zone Visibility
The new Dynamic Zone Visibility feature in version 2022.3 opens up a variety of possibilities for dynamically customising dashboards, showing or hiding charts, filters, images, text, containers and more based on calculations, parameters and the selections of marks.
Creating Multiple Axes without Duplicating Marks
Two approaches to creating multiples axes in your charts without duplicating the number of marks in the view.
Tableau Custom Number Formatting – Part 2
Part 2 of this custom number formatting post covers: large numbers, prefixes & suffixes, currency, localisation and Unicode with many examples.
Tableau Custom Number Formatting – Part 1
This post covers an introduction to custom number formatting in Tableau with a variety of examples.
Create a Disappearing Container
Ever wanted to display a message in a window when your dashboard first loads that the user can easily close never to see again? This post shows you how.
Adding a Dynamic Reference Line to Viz-in-Tooltips
This post shows you how to change the default behaviour of viz-in-tooltips, removing the filter and adding a dynamic reference line using a parameter action.
How to Create Horizon Charts in Tableau
Horizon charts can show trends across many data series in a relatively small space. This blog steps through a method for creating them in Tableau.
Creating Flight Paths in Tableau
This tutorial video steps through how to create flight path maps in Tableau using spatial functions including MAKEPOINT, MAKELINE and DISTANCE.
Buffer Functions and Spatial Joins
This video walks through how to perform spatial analysis by creating a spatial join between multiple data source with the help of various spatial functions, such as Buffer, MakePoint and Distance.
Creating Labels on Highlighted Marks
This post steps through how to create labels on highlighted marks only, helping to keep your chart uncluttered but still allowing easy comparisons.
Spatial Joins in Tableau
Spatial joins can help you explore geographic relationships between different sources of spatial data. This blog and video walk through an example in Tableau.
Map Layers with Multiple Data Sources
In this video, I step through how to use map layers in version 2021.4 to create a three-layer map with polygons, lines and points and also how to use the different map layer options.
Show only Selected Countries in a Background Map
This blog shows how you can use MapBox to create a custom background map that only shows a filtered set of countries.
Visualising Floor Plan Data in Tableau
This post explains how you can use background images with conditions in Tableau to visualise data on different floors of a building. Floor plan images and data update dynamically.
Dashboard Productivity Tips
This post includes some of my favourite tips to help save time when building dashboards. From keyboard shortcuts to formatting to working with containers.
Travel Planner & Emissions Calculator
This post highlights some of the techniques used in this travel planner dashboard that allows you to draw out two routes on a map, select the methods of transport and then compare them by distance and carbon emissions.