Rounding Calculations in Tableau (and Excel and Alteryx)

I was doing some table calculations in Tableau and needed complete control over the rounding that was used. Tableau provides a single ROUND function. The exact specification of this (I believe) depends on the data source you are connected too, as it passes through to the underlying server. I needed to be able to look at…

Trying out Web Data Connector In Tableau

Having been looking forward to the Web Data Connector from the announcement at last years Tableau conference, I am currently enjoying trying out the Beta. With just some simple JavaScript you can wrap any web data into something directly accessible from the Data connections tab within Tableau. Starting with something I am familiar with, I thought…

Tableau Visualisation of Primary School Places in Bromley

I thought, mostly because I wanted to play, I would put together my first Tableau Public work book showing the distances each of the Primary Schools in my area took. We went through this process last year with our eldest and as distances have contracted so much wanted to see what it looked like. As…

Connecting Tableau to Web Data (part 1)

I am starting to use Tableau more at work and find it to be generally very good. We have a reasonably large code base built in C#. More and more we have been developing our in-house tools as Web apps within Asp.Net MVC and Asp.Net Web API. In general we use JSON for passing data…