2 ways to format a number in Tableau - and remove the unit

Number formatting in Tableau works pretty neat, but it took some time before I found out that it is both possible to 1) set the default format for a number and 2) specify a sheet specific number format. Specify a Number Format For The Active…

Use Tableau Server when creating huge extracts

The ability for Tableau to refresh huge extracts directly on the Tableau server is great. Not only because it can be done at night while I am sleeping, but also because I do not need my own desktop PC to be the bottleneck. Until recently…

Top 5 Tableau shortcuts

I keep finding new useful shortcuts in Tableau. Here is how I duplicate a field, flip between tiled and floating dashboard objects, make better use of "Show me" and more. 1) Duplicate a field by using the ctrl key When building a sheet it happens…

Copy sheets from Tableau to another workbook

The functionality is well hidden under the name "Bookmark" - but Tableau actually has the ability to "Copy sheet to another workbook" as it is known from Excel. I use this when I want to reuse visualizations in other workbooks or when we are several…

Map the regions of Denmark with Tableau

Tableau is not equipped with the regions of Denmark, but the following can be a suitable alternative while we wait for Tableau to support Denmark natively. Map the regions of Denmark 1) Download this geo dataset that contains the borders for the regions of Denmark…