How to Make Tableau Gantt Charts and Dual Axis Gantt Charts

Tableau Gantt charts are very useful for tracking time in a process.  This could be time from order to time to ship (important if you are Amazon Prime!), or time from hospital admission to discharge by patient or department, or any number of other examples. Tableau Gantt Charts are also useful for tracking progress on a project.    A dual axis Tableau Gantt chart is an even more advanced visualization.  It allows

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How to Make a Slope Chart in Tableau and When it’s Most Useful

Slope charts in Tableau emphasize the start and end date changes on the data, removing all the noises and the crazy ride in between. This leaves you only the most important data to focus on. Why should you use a slope chart in Tableau? Imagine we have the following chart:  How useful is this?  How much insight can we pull from this noise?  Very little.  With the data highlighter, that

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A Detailed Guide on How to Create a Tableau Pareto Chart

A Tableau Pareto chart is a type of  Tableau chart that contains both bars and a line graph, where individual values are represented in descending order by bars, and the cumulative total is represented by the line.  It highlights the 80/20 rule, which states that typically 80% of the results are caused by 20% of the factors.  For example, 80% of sales are caused by 20% of salespeople.  Or 80% of the problems

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Learn How to Create Advanced Tableau Sparklines Today

Tableau sparklines are very small line charts, usually drawn without axes or coordinates. It presents the general variation in values trended over time, in a simple and highly condensed way. Tableau sparklines are small enough to be embedded in text.  While the typical chart is designed to show as much data as possible, and is set off from the flow of text, Tableau sparklines are intended to be succinct, memorable, and located

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Different Ways to Create Tableau Bar Charts for Easy Ranking

Tableau bar charts come in different forms making them effective in performing a part-to-whole analysis and a ranking Analysis  When doing analysis, it’s often valuable to see how the individual parts contribute to the whole.  For example, “What’s the breakdown of sales by region,” “What’s the percent of new sales by sales rep this quarter,” or “What percent of the total profit is created by our top 10 or 20 customers?”  In each

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Making a Tableau Bullet Graph: An Advanced Tutorial

A Tableau bullet graph takes the bar in bar chart a step further. It is an advanced type of bar chart that allows analysts to compare two measures in a single bar. How does a Tableau bullet graph work? Given that you can compare two measures in a single bar, you can find the primary measure in the main dar bar in front. On the other hand, the secondary measure can be

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How Tableau Forecasting Works

Tableau has some amazing built-in forecasting features. In this short lesson, we will get used in some domains more than others, but if it applies to you, it makes building a simple forecast easy.  With each version of Tableau, the Tableau forecasting features get more advanced.  When is Tableau Forecasting Useful?  Predicting sales trends and understanding spikes in demand  Understanding seasonality  Understanding how much inventory you need on hand at

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How to Publish a Tableau Dashboard to the Tableau Server

In this article, you will learn how to use the Tableau Server and master how to publish a Tableau Dashboard and workbook on the server. Using Tableau Server  As described previously in the course, there are a few different ways to share data:  Publish to PDF  Export or copy an image into Powerpoint or an email  Export the data to Excel (try to get people to not do this)  Publish to Tableau Public (not

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Simple and Advanced Tableau Data Connection Tutorial

Today, we will go through the different ways you can connect data in Tableau: from simple Tableau data connections to Advanced Tableau data connections using extracts. Simple Tableau Data Connections and the Data Connection Interface  Download the detailed and updated “Superstore” Excel file below. (You can use your own data for this as well!) Open Tableau.  In Tableau, click the Connect to Data text in the top left.   Next, click Microsoft Excel under “In a

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Advanced Tutorial: How to Make and Interpret Tableau Box Plots

On this Advanced lesson on Tableau Box Plots, you will learn what Tableau box plots look like, how to make them, and how to interpret Tableau box plots. How does a Tableau Box Plot look like? A Tableau box plot looks like this:  It allows you to compare a range of values across several segments.  Let’s say we wanted to see the breakout of ages for our employees.  We could

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