Maintaining relative values in a tooltip

Assume you are creating a chart with some bars on it showing absolute sales and the corresponding percentage of the overall value. So, in sample-superstore terms you have four bars, one for each region. When you hover, you want to show the segments that make up that bar. Like this: As can be seen, the … Continue reading Maintaining relative values in a tooltip

Highlight and zoom to a point on a map but do not filter

Update: Further below you will find that I suggest applying a factor to one of the calculations. This has been identified to be version related. In Tableau 2021.3 (the version I created my file with) using a buffer on the marks layer results in a lesser zoom extend. In 2021.4 this behaviour is not observed … Continue reading Highlight and zoom to a point on a map but do not filter

Quickie on combining index and sub totals

In case you encounter the problem that you want to number your table by using index and still add a subtotal and thereby run into this here is the workaround: Copy your dimension which you intent to number using the index. In the above example, it is customer name. Put the original customer name to … Continue reading Quickie on combining index and sub totals

Another quickie on aliasing

Have you ever encountered that you were creating BANs (Big (Buttocks) Numbers) and wanted to show sub-segments as well as the total side by side all in one sheet? Let's do an example: Connect to superstore sample data and but segment on columns. Sales goes on Text. Add "Totals" from the Analytics pane This is … Continue reading Another quickie on aliasing

Quartlery year over year comparison when one QRT isn’t fully done yet

Month on Month, Quarter on Quarter or Year on Year comparisons are an absolute standard in many analysis and/or dashboards. Recently the question came up how to do a quarter on quarter analysis on a yearly basis (that is, compare Q1 to Q1) when the current quarter is not yet finished. Understandably, the user wanted … Continue reading Quartlery year over year comparison when one QRT isn’t fully done yet