How to build skyscrapers in tableau

So, you are thinking of making a visual to show the distribution of the various line items to the total within the category as well as overall categories

In our (beloved) superstore example, let’s say you want to see how one Sub-category is doing compared to others. In addition, you would like show often an order (or a customer) is providing profit for that sub category, consider a skyscraper graph

Here’s how to build one in 6 steps

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How to analyze your outlook email with Tableau?

So, if you are like me, you must wonder how much email do you get everyday and if you are able to keep up with it.

For me, I am getting to the point that I feel that others shouldn’t expect that I will respond to every single email. In fact, if something is urgent, I think I have come to expect that I will be called.

Regardless, I do get a lot of email at my work, so I thought of doing some analysis of the data.

This article will describe how you can analyze your outlook email with Tableau

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How do I conduct scalability testing with TabJolt

Before you setup a Tableau Server, you have a lot of questions

  • Do I have enough servers for my users?
  • How will my user mix (viewer/interactor) impact my server capacity planning?
  • How many VizQLs do I need for my user community?
  • Can I configure 8 VizQL instances on a single server?
  • …… to name a few.

The idea behind this post is to guide you on how to do some of your own tests to get some of the answers

So, lets get started and understand a few things about scalability tests

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The idea is to understand how many users of a particular type of load can a server support

Now, since I currently work for Tableau and have had exposure to some of their tools, I used one of their tools (TabJolt) to conduct some of the tests

The rest of the article follows an approach. You can most certainly follow the same approach and use a completely different tool

Getting Started with TabJolt 

I don’t plan to re-invent the wheel so if you haven’t even started with TabJolt, please refer to this great blog on TabJolt

How do I start?

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