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How to Dynamically Change Axis Measures and Formats in Tableau Using Parameters

This post is part of our Six Favorite Tableau Tips, Tricks and Hacks to Enhance Dashboards collection. Tableau is a powerful data visualization and analysis tool that can easily represent several metrics in one visual. Sometimes …

How to Run A/B Tests with Small Sample Sizes

Successful digital optimization programs don’t need unlimited traffic. How to deal with small sample sizes is one of the most frequent questions we get from clients, particularly when enterprise experimentation programs scale and individual business …

Custom Sorting with Parameters in Tableau

Custom Sorting Options Make Tableau Dashboards More User-Friendly Tableau has made great improvements to its sorting features over the years, such as nested sorting in version 2018.2. This has helped avoid user confusion when sorting, …

How to Show YOY Comparison with an Index Bullet Chart in Tableau

In this post, I expand on a previous Tableau tutorial on How to Make Bullet Graphs. I cover a common request we get from clients to show the current year value, prior year value (or goal), …

Six Favorite Tableau Tips, Tricks and Hacks to Enhance Dashboards

For many companies, Tableau is the data viz tool of choice to monitor and communicate performance in ways that various levels of the organization can quickly and easily understand. At Evolytics, our clients’ needs frequently …

Using Placeholders to Position Data Points Exactly Where You Want in Tableau

This post is part of our Six Favorite Tableau Tips, Tricks and Hacks to Enhance Dashboards collection. Tableau is a powerful and flexible data visualization tool, but sometimes you must use Tableau features in unexpected ways to …

Tableau Fundamentals: An Introduction to Sets

Tableau sets allow you to isolate specific segments of a dimension, and can then be used in several different ways to find insights in your data. This post provides instructions on how to build sets …

Tableau 201: How to Filter Out Partial Time Periods

One of the most panic-inducing visuals in data visualization is a line graph that has a sudden, and steep, decline. When there is truly an issue with the business that needs to be addressed, it …

Tableau 201: Using Level of Detail Expressions to Create Benchmarks

One of the most powerful features of Tableau is the “Level of Detail” (LOD) functionality, which provides a syntax for explicitly assigning a different level of detail, or granularity, to a measure. This unlocks many …

Tableau 201: How to Compare and Create Segments

Scenario: The data set that you’re working with in Tableau has several dimensions that represent different customer segments such as Married vs. Single, New vs. Returning, RFM Score, or whatever segments are important to your …