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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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The Future of Tableau from DATA14

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014

Not Just a Regular Tech Conference 5,500 customers, a bunch of Zen Master and goodness knows who else are here. This conference feels significantly bigger than even last year. If you have never been to a Tableau conference then I really can’t get over the collective buzz that is generated. It feels like a sports event when the home team is about to win the championship. That’s crazy for a tech conference… Christian Chabot, Tableau’s CEO, starts by highlighting the great work (and breadth) of the Tableau community that is shared on the web wherever you go. Matt Francis, Ramon Martinez,...

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NSS Results 2014 visualised in Tableau

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014

I recently had a request for the 2014 results of the National Student Survey as an update to the 2008-2013 NSS dataset I published and viz I created earlier this year.   Well here it is! Learn About Tableau Click here to see the updated viz or Click here for the 2014 dataset as a Tableau Data Extract or Click here for the combined 2008-2014 dataset as a Tableau Data...

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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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Pareto Charts in Tableau

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014

“A Pareto chart, named after Vilfredo Pareto, is a type of chart that contains both bars and a line graph, where individual values are represented in descending order by bars, and the cumulative total is represented by the line.”  —- from Wikipedia   Recently I had to create one of these and found that I had to look in a lot of places to get what I was looking for so I hope this will help you if you need to create one.   To start off with you need to create a % of Total Sales field I will use the default superstore data in Tableau so that you can try this...

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