Erica Hughes

#WOW2024 | Week 23 | Manually overwrite a value in a table

Introduction This challenge started out with one idea which turned into something very different. It’s a little wacky & a little hacky, which I suppose is the essence of these challenges. The main element of this challenge became figuring out how to move a Parameter input box to a different position on the page, based …

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#WOW2024 | Week 17 | How far would total steps from TC23 respondents take you?

Introduction For the final week of Community Month, it is my pleasure to introduce you to a new Guest Coach on the Workout Wednesday team, Deborah Simmonds. For a number of years, Deb has been one of the most dedicated #WOW participants, so I was delighted to invite her to create her own challenge for you. …

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#WOW2024 | Week 11 | Can you filter a Small Multiples chart?

Introduction I may have gotten a little overexcited with this challenge by combining TWO problems that some of my colleagues came up against recently when trying to solve problems for their clients. That being said, this week’s challenge should be a good workout. Since the challenge applies some more advanced calculations, I have broken down …

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#WOW2024 | Week 5 | Excel at Tableau Interactivity with Dynamic Zone Visibility

Introduction It’s a pleasure to be back for my third year on the Workout Wednesday team. This week, I wanted to create a challenge that incorporates one of the things that will elevate many visualizations, which is seamless and intuitive interactivty. A good user experience should, by design, appear simple but often involves careful consideration …

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#WOW2023 | Week 45 | Help me choose my wine

Introduction This month the Workout Wednesday team wanted to invite guest coaches from around the world to create some challenges that could help highlight our growing global community.It’s my honour to introduce this week’s guest coach, Flávio Matos. Flávio is a colleague of mine at the Data School and has been working with Tableau for …

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#WOW2023 | Week 39 | Target Achievement Report (Guest)

Introduction Only X months/ a year later, Val is back as a guest coach with another challenge.And if you remember #WOW2022 W35, you know that Val loves a good table! Anicely formatted table, if possible. A table filled with table calcs – even better.This week’s WOW challenges you to create a dynamic tidy-looking table showinga …

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#WOW2023 | Week 33 | Map Drill-down Challenge

Introduction This week I have a full-on Tableau Spatial challenge for you. Just one worksheet. Minimal formatting. It’s all about the behind-the-scenes magic. Enjoy! Click to open in Tableau Public Requirements Dashboard Size: 1000 x 800px 1 sheet Create a map of the 48 ‘contigous’ (aka: mainland) US States Plot points for every City in …

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#WOW2023 | Week 21 | Profit vs Target (with Tolerance)

Introduction This week’s challenge is a slight twist on the classic Measure (bar) vs Target (gantt) chart. The key difference here is that we want to allow the user to select a ‘tolerance’ around the specific Target value. We only want to highlight months where profit was Above or Below the permited tolerance. Click to …

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