Did you know: The Hidden Random Function in Tableau

I just recently found out about the "hidden" random function in Tableau and I figured others might be interested in knowing about this. Therefore I am writing this short blog post. If you do a normal search for "Random" in the function list when creating…

Inviso Macro Pack - Business Days

A couple of months ago we were asked to calculate how many business days went by, before a client responded their customers’ inquiries. A task that ended up being a bit more troublesome than at first glance, as Alteryx does not have a function or…

New tool: Statistics Denmark Connector

Statistics Denmark, the central authority on all public data in Denmark, offers a great variety of data for download through their website Statistikbanken.dk. However, downloading the data straight from their website is constrained to 100.000 records without logging in to your personal account. This drastically…

Tableau .tde mystery solved: An error occurred while communicating with the data source

The other day I made a simple workflow in Alteryx, where I essentially just had to convert an Excel/xlsx file to a .tde file. I made a workflow as usual but when I opened It in Tableau, all my special characters, such as the Danish…

Roskilde story fra vinder af Tableaukonkurrence på KU

Gæsteblogindlæg fra vinderen af Inviso's Tableaukonkurrence på KU Jesper deltog i Inviso's Tableaukonkurrence for KU og vandt med story om Roskildefestivallen, der giver et nyt og bedre overblik over musikken i løbet af festivallen. Roskildefestivallen er startet, men vi håber alligevel, at du kan få…

Tour de France 2016

The second of July the worlds hardest cycling competition starts and the riders will have to compete through 21 stages cycling more than 3.500 kilometers in the 103rd edition of the Tour de France. For the moment, with the UEFA Euro 2016 still running, France…

Creating a Cyclic network chart

A few weeks ago we were asked at the Inviso office if it was possible to create cyclic network charts in Tableau. The answer was no and yes. Not by default, but we can “mess” around with Tableau and get there. The case presented by…

Calibrate your own Euro 2016 Predictor with Tableau

The European Championship is starting this friday and is on everyones lips. The big question is who is going to win? Is it gonna be England who managed to get 30 points in the qualification round? Is it gonna be France who have the advantage…

Alteryx Publish to Tableau Server macro – now with Append!

Previously it has only been possible to either create a new datasource or overwrite an existing one when using the Alteryx Publish to Tableau Server macro. However if you have daily transaction files this would mean that you have to upload the whole datasource which…

SFTP macro for Alteryx - upload directly to SFTP in your preferred file format

Yet another customer case. We have a client that would like to upload directly to a SFTP server at the end of their Alteryx flow. We solved this by developing a SFTP macro. It uses WinSCP which needs to be installed first (Download WinSCP). Pull…