Category Archives: Tableau

Explore US Spend Data With Tableau Extract API

As published on Cleartelligence blog first Tableau can connect to a huge number of data sources out-of-the-box. This includes pretty much any database, flat file, excel, and more. However, there are some cases where companies and users are looking to … Continue reading

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Tableau Dashboards as text messages

–Originally posted on¬†cleartelligence.com blog ¬† The addition of conditional subscriptions in Tableau server version 10.1 opened up the door for easily operationalizing alerts with Tableau dashboards. Not only it is easy to create conditional subscriptions that can automate operational information … Continue reading

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Tableau Piano Chart

Ever since I got to wait for my son during some of his piano classes, I became fascinated by the relationship between music and math. There are so many mathematical concepts in play when playing, writing or even listening to … Continue reading

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Voice Controlled Tableau Dashboard

The way we interact with computer is changing and in the very near future we can expect our computers and electronic devices to become much better at understanding what we tell them to do, literally. In this example, I used … Continue reading

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Mine News Websites – Tableau Live Dashboard

Two years ago I wrote about setting up a process to scrape leading news websites home pages and storing them in HANA for text analysis. I hypothesized about the various analysis one could derive from parsing multiple news websites over … Continue reading

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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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