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.
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.
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.
Resizing Marks on a Dashboard
Needing to switch back to a sheet to use the size slider is not always ideal for making fine grained size adjustments on dashboards. This tip shows how you can use a parameter directly on a dashboard instead.
Creating a dot-dash-plot in Tableau
This post steps through how to create Edward Tufte's dot-dash-plot in Tableau, increasing the data-ink ratio of a standard scatter plot and revealing more insights.
Creating Animated Line Charts in Tableau
This post walks through the process and Pages History settings to use for creating animated line charts in Tableau
Adding Percentage Lines to Bars
This post walks through a method to quickly add lines over bars to show segments, which could be used at specific values or percentages.
Creating Multi-Step Help Overlay Screens
Help overlay screens can help orient your dashboard consumers; providing context, instructions and the intended flow of analysis. This post shows you how you can create multi-step help overlay screens using background images.
Creating Custom UIs with Map Layers
This blog post explores using Tableau’s new Map Layers feature to create custom User Interface elements such as popup charts, viz in tooltips and custom URL links.
Five Ways to use Images in Tableau
This post and associated workbook describe five methods of adding images to your Tableau visualisations including shapes, viz-in-tooltips, web objects, background images and image objects.
Creating Links to Google Maps from Tableau Tooltips
If you have latitude and longitude fields in your data, you can create tooltip URL actions to open Google Maps in a browser at the exact location of those fields for any row in your data. This blog walks through how to create these links.
Swap Charts with a Parameter
This post explores different parameter configurations and the resulting user interface elements that are available for each, then shows how a parameter can be used to swap the visible chart on a dashboard.
Creating Charts within a Hexmap
In this guest blog post Tamás Varga explains how you can create charts within a hexmap; a technique he used for a recent #MakeoverModay visualisation. Tamás also shares some of his design process and sources of inspiration.