Posts by Craig Bloodworth

Getting into the Undocumented Tableau Server API

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014

Before we start to take a look at getting into the Tableau Server API let’s take a look at what’s possible… Quick Access to your Workbooks & Data Sources Do you use Google Chrome & love Tableau Server, Public and/or Online? You can go get the Google Chrome Extension for Tableau Server Publish Data Directly from Alteryx Have Alteryx Designer? Want to get your data directly into Tableau Server from your module’s workflow? You’re going to want our Alteryx Tools for Tableau How to Get Started So how’s it best to get started? First of all download...

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On the Road with Tableau 8.2

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014

Over the next 5 weeks we’ll be on the road with Tableau taking 8.2 across the EU. The tour starts off in Copenhagen before heading to Munich, followed by London, Amsterdam and Dublin finishing in the French capital of Paris. Click here to book your place, but before you do find out who you’re going to meet… Who can I talk to? Copenhagen – 2 September 2014 Jonathan MacDonald Jonathan’s just spent 6 months helping UBS set up their Tableau Centre of Excellence. Want to know about getting Tableau into the enterprise? He’s your man! Matthew Reeve Do you have Tableau...

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Mapping UK Airspace

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014

As somebody who’s always fascinated by the possibilities & potential of combining mapping and data visualisation knowing somebody who has some fun geo-data leads to some interesting discussions. Knowing somebody who works for the popular European airline Easyjet leads to hours spent thinking of all the possibilities. In one of our more recent discussions Paul Chapman told me: “Britain has the most crowded airspace in Europe. In July there are typically 30,000 which overfly European airspace with one in four of these flying over the UK. The total distance flown by these aircraft is...

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Another set of FREE Alteryx Training sessions for Tableau Users

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014

Now available in September, October, November and December SIGN UP TODAY for our FREE Alteryx training for Tableau users.  These sessions are always popular and we have recently organised several bookings with our training centre in central London to bring you the great opportunity to learn how to use this fantastic tool! We have availability on the following dates: Friday 26th September Friday 24th October Friday 28th November Friday 19th December This unique training opportunity is brought to you courtesy of The Information Lab. Email us at info@theinformationlab.co.uk to confirm your...

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Like to Tableau in Double Click Time?

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014

The Information Lab are not just proud to sponsor the Tableau London conference #DATA14UK, we’re excited to bring our Tableau speed challenge back for a second year. In 2013 we were inspired by the outcome and anticipate being blown away again this year. How does it work? The challenge is simple. Create this 3 chart dashboard as fast as possible How do I enter? Turn up at the London Tableau Conference 7-9 July and visit the Information Lab stand. Can I win anything? Isn’t the admiration of your fellow data geeks enough? OK, how about a Sonos PLAY:5 wireless hi-fi system. And for...

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