Author Archives: Ron Keler

Audit Tableau Filters Application With the JS API

While Tableau Server provides good auditing capabilities in terms of logins and dashboard views, in some cases, you need very detailed and granular auditing of certain dashboards. Like other websites, you may need to understand exactly which features of a … Continue reading

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Tableau Infographic dashboard – it’s not the tool which makes a dashboard cool

Ever since Josh Tapley published the infographic style dashboard, I have been working to reproduce this design in various tools. I used SAP webi and crystal reports to create similar versions in the past and recently produced another version in … Continue reading

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Change the order of execution of connections in Tableau

I recently ran into a situation where I had to change the order of refresh execution in a tableau dashboard that had multiple connections (extracts) that support multiple worksheets/dashboards. The original order of execution of the connections is determined by … Continue reading

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Custom tabbed navigation in tableau

This example illustrates how a combination of images used as tableau shapes, with some careful positioning and action filters, can be used to create custom navigation effects that will feel natural and intuitive to most users. Here is a description … Continue reading

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Tableau recalls dashboard using Extract API

In this recalls dashboard, I used custom shapes/symbols to represent each hazard and reflected the number of recalls through the size of the symbols. I also used the manufacturing country to create a map of the recalls, were the size … Continue reading

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Don’t let the software migration cycle cripple your BI project

Software developers have been taught for decades that they must follow the Development/Integration/Staging/Production practice. This practice was instituted to minimize the number of “bugs” in the software and allow for rigorous testing of code changes without “interfering with production”. This … Continue reading

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Embedding Tableau Dashboards

I delivered a webcast about embedding tableau dashboard in external facing apps, and embedded BI in general. You can view the webcast recording at the following address, or checkout the slides that accompanied the webcast here.

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Embedded Tableau Oscars Dashboard

A few months ago I published my Oscars dashboard (http://bihappyblog.com/2014/03/10/oscars-dashboard/). Recently, I decided to produce a new version of it, leveraging Tableau, and extending it with some additional features possible with some html5 integration. Embedding Tableau in an external web … Continue reading

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Tableau connected Medicare enrollment dashboard

Our medicare enrollment database continues to grow and now contains over 9M enrollment records from across the country. I began collecting this information almost two years ago with my colleague Josh Tapley, and we used it to produce our medicare … Continue reading

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Using Webi 4.1 SDK to get Report SQL

When SAP introduced BusinessObjects 4.0, clients who were invested in the Webi REBEAN SDK got worried. The Webi SDK had been mostly deprecated and it was not clear what is going to be the direction for those seeking programmatic ways … Continue reading

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