Editing titles to provide more insights in Tableau

So, you have worked on creating a wonderful dashboard for your executives but you want to provide the graphs with some titles so your team can quickly see the numbers too.

Here’s how you might have been doing that for now


But, what about the total numbers?

Yup, you are creating new sheets to do just the metrics. Well, no need, anymore

Here are the tips to add the total of a metric (or metrics for that matter) within the sheet so you can create more insightful dashboards.

Continue reading Editing titles to provide more insights in Tableau

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

Continue reading How to analyze your outlook email with Tableau?

What happens when I click the Performance Recording in Tableau?

One of the customers recently asked me “what happens when I click performance recording” in Tableau?

Now, what was surprising was, that this person, who is proficient in Tableau Desktop was asking me the question. Which made me wonder, why?

Why, did he just not click it himself and see what happens?

I think there is a mix of reasons behind why a lot of people haven’t clicked this option. Continue reading What happens when I click the Performance Recording in Tableau?

T(o) DE or not T(o) DE

So, if you have worked with Tableau, this is a question you have either asked or have been asked (or at least) wondered about?

Why would you want to use a TDE (aka DATA Extracts)?

If you are in business side of things you will probably be wondering why you even need to make this decision. This is an IT decision, typically. isn’t it?

If you are on the IT end of the business (pun intended), you might say, what the heck?
I have to maintain another source of data?

so, let’s get some things straight today.

This article will help you understand the what, the why and the how if the TDEs.
well, at least my perspective on it, anyway.

Continue reading T(o) DE or not T(o) DE

TabJolt terms – De-mystified

Ok, so you ran a bunch of tests using TabJolt. What next?

You  are probably here because you read the article on how to conduct scalability testing 

The first thing that you should do is extract the data out of postgres rather than making live connections.

Then, you get confused with all the results that you see in the workbook. What are you supposed to make out of all those numbers?

If you have never done any test of this kind before, you are in for a surprise.

At Tableau, we like to keep things simple. But, unfortunately, a lot of you see those test results seem anything but simple.

Here’s my take on it.

Continue reading TabJolt terms – De-mystified