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

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

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