Tableau Tip – Two Years, Two Averages

Been a while since I wrote a Tableau Tip, these are always simple, hopefully useful and stem from day to do day questions I get asked. This week someone asked me: -“I have this timeline where I show sales, would it possible to show an average for 2016 and an average for 2017?” -Why do Read more about Tableau Tip – Two Years, Two Averages[…]

5 things you should know, for the accidental server admin

A few years ago when Tableau Server was in its infancy and Tableau itself was on its way to become the de facto analytics tool of many companies, few were those who managed a server deployment. Often these were individuals who had previous experience of managing BI applications in IT environments. Fast forward to 2017 Read more about 5 things you should know, for the accidental server admin[…]

Alteryx: Regex and dates

To continue the series of Alteryx quick tips that you can use at work we look at dates this week. Let’s imagine that the company you work for has an international presence with business both in the US and Europe. You are sent a file with some text before and after a date, however those Read more about Alteryx: Regex and dates[…]

I’d like two lines, one dashed please.

Quick tip to finish the week. This week at work I was asked whether we could show two dimensions where one would be showed as a dashed line. I can’t replicate the data here but I’ve created an example below, the idea is to show my fruit and veggies consumption(solid lines) vs the goal or Read more about I’d like two lines, one dashed please.[…]