I recently met with a client who realized the power of Tableau by purchasing enough Desktop and Server licensing to equip nearly everyone in his entire organization with its powerful analytics and reporting capabilities. He then proceeded to ask for estimates on building an OLAP cube on top of his data warehouse database, so he could “make self-service reporting faster” for users. I wanted to respond as politely as possible, but I also wanted to send a clear message: building cubes for use with Tableau can be a waste of time! READ MORE
VIDEO TRAINING SERIES: Post 6 of 10
Welcome to the sixth post in our Marquis Academy training series on Quick Tips for Tableau Server.
INTERACTING WITH MARKS
In traditional reporting, we typically get massive tables of data that we need to comb through in order to get the information we want. Tableau lets us visualize and interact with our data dynamically to gain insight and get answers. In this video, we’ll look at some examples of ways we can interact with our data. READ MORE.
VIDEO TRAINING SERIES: Post 5 of 10
Welcome to the fifth post in our Marquis Academy training series on Quick Tips for Tableau Server.
There are several ways to interact with dashboards and reports published to Tableau Server. Filters help you get only the data that is most relevant to you. In this video, we’ll show you how to interact with a few different types of filters that you might run into on your dashboards and reports. READ MORE.
VIDEO TRAINING SERIES: Post 4 of 10
Welcome to the fourth post in our Marquis Academy training series on Quick Tips for Tableau Server.
SET A CUSTOM DEFAULT START PAGE
By default, when you log in your start page shows you an overview of all the projects you have permission to see. If there’s one project or workbook that’s particularly relevant to your workflow, you can get straight to it every day by setting it to your default start page. READ MORE.
VIDEO TRAINING SERIES: Post 3 of 10
Welcome to the third post in our Marquis Academy training series on Quick Tips for Tableau Server.
If your organization is like most of our customers, your Tableau Server hosts hundreds of dashboards and reports. In our previous tip, we covered using Tableau’s search and browse feature to find the content you want. Keep your most important dashboards at your fingertips by setting them as Favorites! READ MORE.