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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Change week start day in Tableau

Tableau is great for handling dates. But what if you want your week to be starting Saturday and ending Friday? And what if you want your relative date filter to take this into account? Luckily it is quiet easy to change. All you have to…

Your Best Basic Friend: Tableau’s Order of Operations

When using Tableau, you almost always want to add filters, so that your data can answer more questions. It can be filters applied on table calcs, context filters or filters for sets or LOD expressions – but nevertheless, everybody filters in some way. So, since…

Labels on stacked bar chart

Stacked bar charts are great and Tableau makes it really easy to label the different parts of the chart. But sometimes the partitions get too small to show labels without overlapping. By default Tableau removes labels so we avoid overlapping labels but this solution is…

Fixed Reference Band/Line and Date Filters

At Inviso, we have free Alteryx and Tableau support for our customers, which means our customers can write us anytime and get help with their data problems. On the support, we often get to solve some really cool problems for our clients and this blog…