Making the “hide” function in Tableau dynamic

What you will learn By the end of this posting you will have gained an idea of how we can make the "hide" option in Tableau dynamic which is essential when you are not only using table calculations but also applying totals from the analytics pane. The challenge Assume you want to show a 12 … Continue reading Making the “hide” function in Tableau dynamic

Summing grand totals from different sheets

For today I have a 'how-to' regarding summing up the gross totals from two different calculations on two sheets with different filters (possibly) applied. Assume your first sheet looks like this. I have randomly filtered to ship date years 2021 to 2023. and the second one like this, filtered based on order date (=2021). Also, … Continue reading Summing grand totals from different sheets

How to show filter selection and custom “all selection” on text marks

By incident, today's blog post is somewhat related to my last post and once again comes straight out of the Tableau forums where the solution I am going to share has been very well received. Apparently, this is a topic that concerns many users. The question asked was how we could show each single item … Continue reading How to show filter selection and custom “all selection” on text marks

How to show the selected time frame and a warning if it is broken

A quite common request is to display what the user has selected within a filter. In our today's case what we will do is to show within the header the selected date range plus a warning if the dates have a break in it. That is, if the user selects January, February and April, the … Continue reading How to show the selected time frame and a warning if it is broken

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