Posts by Craig Bloodworth

Tableau: Helping Me See and Understand Myself

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015

Tableau: Helping Me See and Understand Myself

Over the past few weeks I’ve been getting my hands dirty with the new Web Data Connector (WDC) feature of Tableau 9.1 (currently in beta release 3 as I type). This blog post isn’t about the WDC specifically but about what I’ve managed to get from this new feature having created connectors for mostly ‘quantified self’ type web services, namely Strava, Fitbit and Moves.

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5 Things to Know about the Tableau 9.1 Web Data Connector

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015

5 Things to Know about the Tableau 9.1 Web Data Connector

If there’s anything the Tableau community is known for it’s adopting new versions fast (even betas) and making the most of new features. Here’s all you need to know about the new Tableau 9.1 Web Data Connector

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Speed Challenge 2015 @ London Tableau Conference

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015

Speed Challenge 2015 @ London Tableau Conference

Another year on and we’re into the third round of our data analysis experiment. For those who’ve not attended a London Tableau Conference (also known as TC On Tour) each year we challenge conference attendees to create a dashboard in Tableau which conforms to our specifications as fast as possible. We love showing Tableau to customers and prospects alike because it allows us to build from scratch, showing people exactly what it’s going to be like for them to use in their day job. We love it so much many of us can do it in our sleep, but what about people who don’t do...

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Worldwide Filled Map Geocoding Pack for Tableau

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015

Worldwide Filled Map Geocoding Pack for Tableau

If you enjoy creating maps in Tableau but would like to do them using the ‘Geographic Role’ menu to create either point or filled maps without the need to blend in a polygon data, this is the solution for you!

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Using Alteryx to Create Tableau Filled Maps

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015

Using Alteryx to Create Tableau Filled Maps

Why would you want to create your own filled maps in Tableau? Well Mapping map play a fundamental part in your company’s analysis and you want to make it as good as it can be, or you’re getting to the end of your nerve with multiple blended connections, or you’re a Tableau fanboy like me and just want to be able to do anything. Let me show you how

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