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BY : JEFFREY SHAFFER
December 22, 2020

Tableau Tips - Volume 20: 12 Tips before the 12 Days of Christmas

This is a special edition of Tableau Tips Volume to mark the end of this very strange year. If you've been following along this year then you already know that I have published a total of 194 daily Tableau tips since March. I am planning on sharing more tips in 2021, but for now, here is the 20th installment of Tableau Tips featuring 12 tips from 2020 that I think you'll find useful.

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BY : JEFFREY SHAFFER
December 21, 2020

Tableau Tips - Volume 19: Hidden Gem Tips

Here is the 19th installment of my Tableau Tips series. The name came from a comment on my Tableau Tips tweet, referring it as a hidden gem. This volume will feature those tips that are hard to notice, yet very useful- just like precious gems.

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BY : JEFFREY SHAFFER
October 20, 2020

Tableau Tips - Volume 18 Brief Tips

Here is the 18th installment of Tableau tips. This volume compiled and features tips that are brief yet encourage people to work with Tableau in a smart way.

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BY : JEFFREY SHAFFER
July 24, 2020

Tableau Tips - Volume 17 Data Tips

Here is the 17th installment of Tableau tips. This volume specifically focuses on tips related to editing data source, data view, analytics in Tableau.

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BY : JEFFREY SHAFFER
July 15, 2020

Tableau Tips - Volume 16 Speed Tips

Here is the 16th installment of Tableau tips where I explore quick tips that enhance productivity in Tableau.

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BY : JEFFREY SHAFFER
May 30, 2019

Tableau Tips - Volume 15 Quick Tips

Here is the 15th installment of Tableau tips where I explore quick tips that I find very useful.

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BY : JEFFREY SHAFFER
August 12, 2018

Tableau Tips - Volume 14 Dashboard Layout Tips

Here is the 14th installment of Tableau tips where I explore Dashboard design, the new grid options in Tableau and various other Tableau tips to help you when designing your dashboards.

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BY : JEFFREY SHAFFER
January 12, 2018

Tableau Tips - Volume 13 "Another 10 tips for Viz in Tooltips"

Tableau 10.5 was released yesterday and we now have viz in tooltips. I wrote a blog post in October 10 Tips for Viz in Tooltips. There has been lots of buzz about the new release. I am especially excited to have new features like Viz in Tooltips, because it usually opens the door to many more things, often far beyond what the developers at Tableau planned for a given feature. Last night I opened Tableau 10.5 and began exploring the new Viz in Tooltips feature again, so I thought I would write up another post with another 10 tips on using Viz in Tooltips.

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BY : JEFFREY SHAFFER
October 19, 2017

Tableau Tips - Volume 12 "10 tips for Viz in Tooltips"

Now Available in Tableau 10.5 Beta! Back in July 2014, I wrote a blog post Tooltip Canvas in Tableau - A Mockup for Chart Functionality within Tooltips based on an idea I added to the Tableau Ideas forum back in April 2013. The basic idea was adding the capabiluity of having a visualization inside of a tooltip. This functionality was demonstrated on stage at the Devs on Stage at the 2015 Tableau Conference. After that conference, I watched beta after beta to see if this functionality had been added. The functionality was mentioned again at the 2016 Tableau Conference, but it wasn't until earlier this year that I saw the feature in an Alpha release. This was very exciting. I was able to work with that Alpha release and try out different features and I knew that the beta release wouldn't be too far behind. Well that day has come. Viz in Tooltips has now been released as part of Tableau 10.5 beta.

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BY : JEFFREY SHAFFER
July 7, 2017

Tableau Tips - Volume 11 "Shape Shifters: 10 Tips for Using Shapes in Tableau"

Shapes can be useful in Tableau and they also allow us to be creative with our visualizations. Here are 10 tips for using Shapes in Tableau.

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BY : JEFFREY SHAFFER
June 3, 2017

Tableau Tips - The 10th Volume of 10 Tips for Tableau 10

Tableau 10.3 was released on Thursday and I've been waiting to publish the 10th volume of Tableau Tips. With this 10th volume of tips published, I've now posted 100 Tableau tips. This volume of tips will cover features that have been released in the most recent version of Tableau 10.X.

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BY : JEFFREY SHAFFER
March 8, 2017

Tableau Tips - Volume 9 "10 Tips from a Makeover Monday Viz"

This installment of Tableau Tips focuses on tips used in creating a recent Makeover Monday visualization.

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BY : JEFFREY SHAFFER
December 24, 2016

Tableau Tips - Volume 8 "10 Tips for a Rainy Day Viz"

This installment of Tableau Tips focuses on tips used in creating a Rainy Day Viz.

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BY : JEFFREY SHAFFER
December 18, 2016

Tableau Tips - Volume 7 "Walking the Lines"

This installment of Tableau Tips focuses on tips for creating reference lines, average lines, constant lines and trend lines in Tableau.

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BY : JEFFREY SHAFFER
November 20, 2016

Tableau Tips - Volume 6 "Map Tips"

This installment of Tableau Tips focuses on tips for creating different map styles in Tableau.

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BY : JEFFREY SHAFFER
September 27, 2016

Tableau Tips Volume 5

This is the fifth installment of Tableau Tips, offering a few simple tips and tricks in Tableau.

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BY : JEFFREY SHAFFER
July 29, 2016

Tableau Tips Volume 4: "Using Unicode Characters in Tableau"

The fourth installment of 10 simple tips in Tableau featuring Unicode characters.

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BY : JEFFREY SHAFFER
July 7, 2016

Tableau Tips Volume 3: "Speed Tips"

Speed tips: the third installment of 10 simple tips in Tableau with instructions and animated GIFs.

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BY : JEFFREY SHAFFER
March 18, 2016

Tableau Tips Volume 2

The second installment of 10 simple tips in Tableau with instructions and animated GIFs.

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BY : JEFFREY SHAFFER
January 22, 2016

Tableau Tips Volume 1

10 simple, quick, and efficient tips in Tableau with instructions and animated GIFs.

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