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…

Automatic max date on filters

Recently I had a request from a client who had some issues with a date filter. The issue was that the client wanted his dashboard to always set the filter to the max date. Easy peasy I thought to myself, we have several ways to…

FIX - XML Endpoints No Longer Available in Tableau Server 9.3

Be aware when updating Tableau server to 9.3 since .xml endpoints are no longer available by default. For us it is a problem because we have Alteryx flows utilizing the "Publish to data server" macro that use the Auth.xml endpoint. According to Tableau it can…

Tableau 9.3 - nye features

Tableau tilbyder igennem den nyligt lancerede version 9.3 nogle fantastiske nye features og forbedringer til både Tableau Server og Tableau Desktop. Nedenfor præsenterer vi nogle af de dem, vi har gået og glædet os mest til. Desktop I Tableau 9.3 er det blevet endnu nemmere…

Selectively expand hierarchies by using a parameter

Tableau enables you to create hierarchies of the different dimensions, which you can use for drilling up and down in order to see and analyze your data at different levels. As an example one can show the CO2 emission at either state- or sector level…

WaitAsecond – Alteryx waiting tool

A couple of times we have run into clients that are asking ”Can you wait X seconds between processing each row in Alteryx”. Now the answer is yes. Say for example that you are contacting an API with multiple request. However, the API starts acting…

The Inviso macro pack for Alteryx

Inviso gets to work with a lot of creative thinking clients, and gets to solve interesting issues with Alteryx. From today we are launching the Inviso Macro pack, that holds macros that hopefully can make your life easier. Business Days macro - enables you to…