Changing date granularity based on filter (!) selection

For today I have an interesting one. Let's assume we are faced with a request where the circumstances allow you to show a maximum of twelve bars in your chart. Reason isn't relevant, let's just stick with that as a prerequisite. At the same time, you are tasked to provide the most conclusive yet granular … Continue reading Changing date granularity based on filter (!) selection

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

A bit about the order of operations – Part 2

Here is the second and concluding part of the mini series on diving into the order of operations based on workout-wednesday 2022 week 15 challenge by Erica Hughes. In Part 1 we rebuilt the solution that was in the challenge but this time our aim is to avoid using hard-encoding the maximum date or storing … Continue reading A bit about the order of operations – Part 2

A bit about the order of operations – Part 1

Wow, it's been more than a month since I last published something. So it is more than time to get going again. This time, we will do two things: first, revisit workout-wednesday challenge 2022 - Week 15, rebuild it and discuss the challenges related to the order of operations. Then, in Part 2 of this … Continue reading A bit about the order of operations – Part 1

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