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Can I Have A Menu Please?!

Remember those times not all that long ago when we could go out to a restaurant and we were inadvertently handed not enough menus? Then...

Tableau 2019.3 Release Notes

This may be a little late, but I personally prefer to have a play around with new releases of software a few weeks after they come out,...

Salesforce and Tableau (its all good!)

In the same week that Google bought Looker in a surprise acquisition that allows them to believe they can start playing with the big...

WWRD

Following on from last week’s blog post, “Insights of all Insights” I wanted to tell you about someone who I have learnt a lot from, not...

Insights of all insights

There are many things I truly love about analysing data and creating insights for people. Personally, one thing stands out from the rest,...

Liberate your L&D data the Tableau way

Since the summer DG Data Services have had the pleasure of being partnered with Manchester based eLearning Services Consultancy Jampan,...

Create Custom Color Palettes in Tableau

I am often asked the following question, "Hey, can we change the colors on Tableau charts to match our corporate branding?". Tableau...

Give that stacked bar chart a facelift

We all know and love the stacked bar chart. It has a bucket-full of uses, from instant analysis to variations in data, and they are easy...

Viz in Tooltip

In Tableau 10.5 a great new feature appeared that allows you to create a visualization in the Tooltip. Here I will show you how to create...

Do you have a misaligned X-Axis?

Do you ever find that when you create a bar chart, line chart or any other chart with a date across the X-Axis in Tableau, that sometimes...

How big is this data source?

Tableau makes it wonderfully easy to analyse and visualize large amounts of data. This could be a live connection to a MySQL database, an...

Oh No!, Not The Box-Plot Chart

Box-plot charts in general remind me of that family member who you see once-a-year at the annual family gathering. They claim to be...

Tableau 2018.3 New Features

Now that 2018.3 is out in the big wide world, it has been tried and tested by the public, here is the run down of what to expect in this...

Tableau 2018.2.2 Release Notes

Slightly later than normal, here are the Tableau Desktop 2018.2.2 Release Notes: 795366 When connected to OData, the values for fields...

Tableau, Show Me The Future

Forecasting (or predicting the future based on a previous set of data) is quite a useful technique in analytics. Many people use these in...