Awaken the Force within, using Excel’s Trace Precedents and Trace Dependents functions to identify problems in your spreadsheet formulas, or just for better understanding of what is going on there – Check it out in action here.
Geographic filtering is like an egg and spoon race… it’s exciting, guaranteed to raise eyebrows and highly likely to serve up something unexpected. Check out the techniques used to serve up and filter geographic data in Tableau 9! –> Tableau Geographic filtering – Cyclones and Sweat Zones –> Tableau Geographic drilldowns – How cold is Australia […]
You have attempted to update Tableau Server maintenance keys but cannot do so due to lack of an internet connection. The following notes reflect my experience updating Tableau Server 8.2 product keys where the maintenance date had expired. You won’t be able to update to Tableau 9 if the maintenance keys are not within current […]
Much like a puppeteer, writing a report involves pulling the strings behind the scenes, and animating an expression to the front stage. Tableau 9 brings a bucket load of new features to the already popular reporting tool…. Introducing LEVEL of DETAIL CALCULATIONS…. my favourite new feature in Tableau 9, bringing new tricks for the puppeteer. […]
You have attempted to connect Tableau desktop to your PowerPivot data source and encounter the error “the drivers necessary are not installed” or “couldn’t find valid MS PowerPivot data”. The following instructional video demonstrates how to solve both of these issues and get you running… http://bicg.com.au/index.php/connecting-to-your-power-pivot-data-from-tableau/