Every new version of Tableau comes packed with new features. Find out what new features exist as soon as they are publicly announced, from Tableau 9.0 to Tableau 10.0 and beyond…
How can you leverage SQL Server geospatial tools in Tableau to draw cool curved flight paths (or any great arcs)? I’m glad you asked! When I first started learning Tableau, one of the most difficult things I encountered was the Path shelf. I just didn’t get it. Why would lines break when you placed certain […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Tableau 2018.1 introduces a lot of new features, especially geospatial features that open a whole new world of data exploration and analysis. With support for SQL Server geospatial data types, there are near-infinite possibilities. I’m sure I’ll have more than a few posts on various options soon! Here’s one thing you can do: render circles […]Continue Reading... 8 Comments.
I used to think you couldn’t hot-swap geographic levels of detail in a Tableau visualization. And, before Tableau 10, you couldn’t. I mean, of course in Desktop or web authoring mode you can drag and drop fields, but for the end-user of a dashboard that wasn’t an option. You might have thought to use […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I previously shared the fun I had with Tableau 10.2’s ability to connect to spatial files. In that case, I used historic shape files from the Newberry Library’ repository of historical county boundaries files. When I saw that the first Iron Viz feeder contest would feature spatial file visualization, I knew I already had an interesting data […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Tableau 10.2 is almost here! And it’s time to celebrate! One thing I’ve always wanted to do in Tableau is create interactive historical maps that changed based on the selected time-frame. We are fairly familiar with the shape of things now – countries, states, counties – but how did things look in the past? What […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Fun with spatial files in Tableau 10.2
Tableau 10 is on the fourth beta, which means the Tableau devs are getting really close to production release (as far as I know, there’s no announcement yet of an official date, but it’s almost certainly a matter of weeks or maybe even days!) And I’m excited! There are so many great new features — and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’ve been blogging about some of the “little” Tableau 10.0 new features that aren’t as publicized as some of the flashier new features like the connector to Google sheets, seamless titles, or device specific design. But these small things all add up to make a big difference. Now, Tableau 10 is still in beta, […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Big shiny new Tableau 10 features get all the press: Data Highlighter, Custom Territories, Cross database joins… But what about the “little” things the Tableau developers slipped in without fanfare. Little things that make life easier and more pleasant. These things deserve a shout out too! And here are some Tableau 10 features that might escape […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
As I’ve been beta testing Tableau 10.0 and working on a new edition of Learning Tableau, I’ve been making all kinds of little discoveries. Big new Tableau 10.0 features like clustering, cross database joins, cross data source filters, union updates, Google Sheets are exciting! But little tweaks, cool UI additions, and little new features the Tableau […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Summer has come in Texas! School is out. Tableau 10 beta testing is going full steam ahead and the new features are amazing! So what have I been up to recently? First, prepping to present a new webinar: Tableau 10 Preview! You can participate live June 28th at noon (CDT). You can watch a recording […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.